The LIFT Prize in Robotic Blacksmithing: Igniting Student Interest in Manufacturing
Launching this fall, and running through the 2016-17 school year, the LIFT Prize in Robotic Blacksmithing introduces digital, or robotic, blacksmithing technology to students and challenges them to make arbitrary, numerically-described objects by re-shaping materials through plastic deformation and incremental forming processes.
Student teams can begin registering for the competition in August 2016 and work through March 2017. The competition is open to students from high school, community college, career and technical colleges, and colleges and universities. Judging, by industry experts, teachers and other leaders, will be done in April 2017, with winning teams announced by the end April.
Winning teams will receive recognition and cash awards in excess of $10,000.
High School, Ages 18 and above