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As we approach the peak of our competition season, we want to pause and take a moment to express gratitude to all our sponsors who generously contribute and make our competitions and events a reality.

stewart haas

Stewart-Haas Racing is an American professional stock car racing team active in the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

This year, Stewart-Haas Racing is generously offering their facility for us to host the 2024 Clash of Trades Advanced Manufacturing National Championship happening next week!

The state-of-the-art facility at Stewart-Haas Racing provides the perfect space for the 2024 Clash of Trades Advanced Manufacturing National Championship. With their support, competitors and spectators alike are in for a thrilling event showcasing students from across the nations advanced manufacturing skills. The stage is set for an unforgettable championship that celebrates innovation, teamwork, and the spirit of competition. Let’s gear up for an exciting week ahead at Stewart-Haas Racing!

gene haas Foundation

The primary goal of the Gene Haas Foundation is to provide financial assistance to students interested in manufacturing-related careers.

By offering scholarship grants, sponsoring CNC competitions at both individual and team levels, and collaborating with top CNC training programs worldwide, the Foundation aims to improve access to high-quality manufacturing technology education globally.

We are honored to have the Gene Haas Foundation as a valuable partner, as we both work towards a shared objective. They not only support local communities but also endorse manufacturing training programs nationally and internationally. Their scholarships and grants provide vital support to individuals and competitions like ours.

Together, the Gene Haas Foundation and our organization are dedicated to empowering the next generation of skilled professionals in the manufacturing industry. With their commitment to funding education and promoting excellence in CNC technology, we can create more opportunities for aspiring individuals to pursue their passion and succeed in this field. Through their generous support and innovative initiatives, we are confident that we can continue to inspire and educate students around the world, shaping a brighter future for the manufacturing industry.

HaAs Automation

Haas Automation is the largest machine tool manufacturer in the Western world. They produce a full range of CNC machines, including vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes, and rotary products.

The talented team at Haas Automation is behind some of the most remarkable CNC machines available in the market. You may have seen their 5-axis machines showcased at our various competitions!

Their dedication to innovation and pushing boundaries is what sets them apart in the industry. The 5-axis machines they have developed are not only cutting-edge but also demonstrate their continuous strive for advancement and improvement.

As we continue our collaboration with Haas Automation, we look forward to witnessing their future contributions to the world of CNC machining, knowing that they will undoubtedly exceed expectations, set new standards for excellence, and continue to support our competitions and mission to empower the next generation of future skilled professionals.

industrial base analysis and sustainment program

The IBAS Program under the Department of Defense, invests heavily in six priority industrial capability development areas. Including Submarine and Shipbuilding Workforce, Kinetic Weapons, Microelectronics, Critical Chemicals, Castings and Forgings, and Energy Storage and Batteries.

Their mission is to strengthen the competitive posture of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base in the era of global competition. They also work to ensure a modern U.S. defense industrial base that fortifies traditional technical capabilities and forges emerging sectors to respond at will to national security requirements.

Through this partnership, Project MFG supports their Submarine and Shipbuilding Workforce innitiatives through our Maritime Welding competition series. The Maritime Welding competitions challenge students, highlight their skills, and often act as a job placement and recruiting event.



Mastercam, created by CNC Software, LLC, is a suite of CAD/CAM software applications for computer-aided manufacturing. This software offers solutions for designers and NC programmers worldwide, encompassing various applications like 2- to 5-axis routing, milling, turning, 2- and 4-axis wire EDM, 2D and 3D design, drafting, surface and solid modeling, artistic relief cutting, and Mill-Turn.

Over the recent years, Mastercam has been a wonderful partner and sponsor of Project MFG competitions, breaking new ground in manufacturing with their innovative CAD/CAM software. We are grateful for their backing during our Advanced Manufacturing Competitions!

By supporting and sponsoring Project MFG competitions, Mastercam has displayed its dedication to advancing manufacturing technologies and encouraging participants to explore new possibilities. Their commitment to innovation and excellence has truly established them as an invaluable partner in our Advanced Manufacturing Competitions, and we eagerly anticipate further collaboration.

lincoln electric

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. is a multinational American company that manufactures welding products, arc welding equipment, welding accessories, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and robotic welding systems globally. It is renowned as the leading innovator in arc welding products, automated joining, assembly, and cutting systems.

Our long-standing partnership with Lincoln Electric has been outstanding. Their distinctive red color is a familiar sight in welding labs worldwide, showcasing their commitment to advancing welding technology and enhancing the lives of welders globally. We deeply appreciate their support and dedication and eagerly anticipate our continued collaboration for years to come.


ZEISS is a globally renowned technology company specializing in optics and optoelectronics. They serve as a local partner for various industries such as semiconductor, automotive, and mechanical engineering, in addition to biomedical research and medical technology. Moreover, they are a prominent producer of eyeglass lenses, camera lenses, cine lenses, and binoculars.

A crucial aspect of advanced manufacturing is achieving precise part production. Our enduring partnership with Zeiss Group enables us to accurately measure every component, ensuring consistent fit and performance.

At competitions, Zeiss plays a vital role in evaluating the tolerances of competitors’ parts. Their continuous innovation makes them the preferred choice for quality inspection in multi-dimensional industrial metrology.


Mitutoyo is a Japanese multinational corporation specializing in measuring instruments and metrological technology.

They offer innovative precision measurement solutions with the highest level of quality, precision and expertise.

In addition to Mitutoyo donating metrology instrments to support our competition, theay are donating precision measuring tools to our competitiors to set them up for future success in their future careers. 


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