Get involved with Project MFG!

Advanced Manufacturing Competition Series

Registration opens August 14, 2024

Registration begins in:


Registration is FREE! There is no cost to schools or students!
All necessary materials will be provided by Project MFG.
Schools may register 1 team of 3-6 students to compete.
(Students must NOT be registered for the National Machining League)

Competition Rules

The Advanced Manufacturing Competition series is a team competition testing a combination of integrated manufacturing processes that may include 5-axis CNC/Machining, Additive, Metrology, and Welding. Competitors should expect to experience and manage real world situations such as change orders, project delays, & time management challenges.

Interdisciplinary teams compete in a two-day challenge to create a product to required specifications. For the National Championship, four of the most skilled student teams in the trades come together for the advanced manufacturing competition for the title of Project MFG National Champion and the $100,000 prize. The competition is designed to reflect the advanced manufacturing workplace and requires the production of a final product.

Project MFG Competitions are based on the design, manufacturing, assembly, and testing of a “product” by teams of multi-disciplinary specialists. It is a tournament-style event in which teams of students compete against one another to complete a trade project.

The Advanced Manufacturing Competition Playbook
outlines the following:

  • Competition Rules
  • Competitor Requirements
  • Eligibility
  • Reasons for Disqualification
  • Safety
  • Required PPE
  • Performance Evaluation

Important Dates for the 2024-25
Advanced Manufacturing Competition Series

Qualifying Round

Qualifying Round: Starting in October 2024, teams will receive drawings and part stock to fabricate a project at their school. Projects will be submitted and judged in January 2025. Top qualifiers are invited to  the regional round competition at no cost to the teams.

October 2024

Regional Rounds

Regional Rounds: Teams will face off live at regional sites over two days in February 2025. Projects will be submitted and judged in March 2025. The top qualifiers will be invited to participate in the National Championship at no cost to the teams.

February 2025

National Championship

National Championship: Teams will compete live at the National Championship site over four days. The winning team is eligible to win the $100,000 top prize! The National Championship will be filmed for our reality series Clash of Trades. 

March 2025

Pictures from last Season

Advanced Manufacturing Championship at Stewart-Haas Racing Facility May 23-25, 2024

Last Year:


Schools Participated


Students Participated


If you have any questions email
or call (816) 200-2610 during regular business hours of 8:00am-5:00pm U.S. central time.

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