SkillsUSA Wyoming

SkillsUSA Wyoming Conference - State Only Contests

High Mileage Vehicle

This is a fuel efficiency contest. Winners will be determined by the number of laps covered with an equivalent amount of energy.

  1. Classes:
    1. Fossil Fuel
    2. Hybrid , gas-electric or diesel electric
    3. Zero Emissions
  2. Safety Requirements:
    1. Structural Stability- Car must not tip if placed sideways on a fifteen degree incline with driver in cockpit.
    2. Driver must be shielded from all power transfer components within reasonable reach of the cockpit.
    3. No fuel leaks
    4. Two kill switches required. One must be easily accessible to the driver and the other must be easily accessible to the pit crew. Switches should be clearly marked with red. Enclosed cars shall have a kill switch that is accessible from outside the car.
    5. Drivers must have clear vision to an angle 90 degrees to the left and right. If drivers cannot clearly see to the left and right mirrors are required.
    6. Enclosed cars must have the engine compartment separated from the cockpit by a metal fire wall.
    7. Each car shall have a fire extinguisher easily accessible to the driver. Each pit crew must also have a fire extinguisher.
    8. No vehicle shall weigh over 550 pounds.
    9. No vehicle shall operate on over 56 volts
    10. The driver shall be able to exit the car in less than 15 seconds
    11. All cars shall have brakes that will stop the car in a reasonable distance
    12. All vehicles will be able to set stationary with the engine running and be able to accelerate from a stop without assistance.
  3. Energy/Fuel criteria
    1. All cars will be using en equivalent of 2616 Btu of energy
    2. For electric cars this is equivalent to a 40 LB (Group 24) lead acid battery. Any combination of lead acid batteries equaling 40 Lbs can be used as long as the voltage does not exceed the safety limit of 56 volts. All batteries will be weighed by the team operating the vehicle and the weight will be clearly marked on the battery.
    3. Gasoline vehicles will receive 79 CC of fuel
    4. Diesel Vehicles will receive 71 CC of fuel
    5. Two options are available for hybrid vehicles.
      1. Option one: Start with 40 Lbs of lead acid batteries and 71 CC of Diesel or 79 CC of gas. This gives them two times the available energy of the other cars so the total laps covered will be divided by two to determine placing
      2. Option two: Start with forty Lbs of lead acid battery and either 71 cc of diesel or 79 cc of gasoline. End contest with same state of battery charge as was available at the start of the contest. A penalty of 25% of the batteries BTU equivalent will be assessed for every .2 volts under 12.6 volts at the end of the contest.
      3. If other types of batteries are to be used the team must show a rating from a reputable source that indicates an equivalent of 2616 BTU total output from the battery or battery pack.
    6. Electric cars will be equipped with a watt meter and then run for thirty minutes. The meter reading then would be used to determine the winner.
    7. Driver Requirements
      1. DOT or Snell Approved Crash Helmet
      2. Eye Protection
      3. Appropriate Clothing and closed shoes (no sandals)
      4. Be a registered SkillsUSA member

Manual Turning and Milling Guidelines

Perform competencies related to manual turning (lathe) operation in accordance with related requirements identified in NIMS Machining Skills Level 1, Duty Area 2: Job Execution

Set up machine for single or multiple part production, which includes setting machine stops, proper speeds, feeds and depth of cuts for the material to be machined and the type of cutting tools available

From the cutting tools available (could be HSS, cast alloys or carbide), select the best tool for the operation and mount properly

Perform basic turning operations: work between centers, three- or four-jaw chuck work, collet work, center drilling, straight turning, shoulder and end facing, chamfering, radius turning, grooving, cutting off, drilling, boring, reaming, taper and angle turning, roughing (leaving grind stock) and finishing, knurling, filing and polishing, and internal and external thread chasing

Demonstrate the ability to hold inch and/or metric dimensional, geometric and surface finish tolerance requirements

Identify and discuss the application of other types of lathes and advantages of each

Perform competencies related to manual milling machine operation in accordance with related requirements identified in NIMS Machining Skills Level 1, Duty Area 2: Job Execution

Set up machine for single or multiple part production, which includes setting machine stops, calculating proper cubic feet per minute, chip load, depth of cut, speeds and feeds for the material being machined, and the type of cutters available

Select the proper work-holding device and set it up correctly to withstand the cutting forces present

Make table setups, using straps and clamps, vise setups, V-block setups and indexing devices

Select the proper cutting tool holding device; mount it properly; determine correct direction of rotation; determine when a cutter is dull; be able to change inserts and chip breakers

Perform basic milling operations that include plain, face, end, side, form, angle, grooving, keyway/keyseat and cutoff

Set up and use a dividing head and/or rotary table
Tram in the machine head, milling vise or other work-holding devices
Demonstrate knowledge of cutter types, styles and materials.

Perform competencies related to manual drill press operation in accordance with related requirements identified in NIMS Machining Skills Level 1, Duty Area 2: Job Execution

Prepare machine and select proper RPM for the cutting tool being used
Select and safely mount work-holding device
Mount work piece in work-holding device
Select the proper cutting tool for the job
Perform drilling, countersinking, counterboring, spot-facing, reaming and tapping operations
Demonstrate knowledge of drill press classifications and their applications
Demonstrate knowledge of common drill press cutting tool types and applications
Demonstrate knowledge of common drill press work-holding devices and their applications

Perform competencies related to manual grinding machine operation in accordance with related requirements identified in NIMS Machining Skills Level 1, Duty Area 2: Job Execution

Demonstrate knowledge of surface, cylindrical, center-less and internal grinding machines and their applications

Set up and operate a manual horizontal reciprocating surface grinder
Perform surface grinding operations to produce flat, parallel, stepped and angled surfaces
Use a permanent magnet chuck (table) on a surface grinder
Determine proper in-feed, work speed and cross-feed speed
Dress the wheel
Demonstrate knowledge of grinding wheel characteristics, construction, standards and selection including: wheel markings, wheel shapes, proper storage for wheels and how to inspect a grinding wheel
Demonstrate knowledge of cutting fluids used in grinding operations
Demonstrate knowledge of superabrasive technology and applications
Obtain and hold surface finish tolerances
Obtain and hold close inch or metric dimensional tolerances

Perform competencies related to bench andhand tool use in accordance with related requirements identified in NIMS Machining Skills Level 1, Duty Area 2: Job Execution

Use layout hand tools (in conjunction with the measuring tool competencies listed in the next section) including coating materials, surface plates, vblocks, scribers, dividers, trammels, keyseat rules, hermaphrodite calipers, angle plates, surface gage, and prick and center punches

Find the center of a square, cylindrical, rectangular work piece; lay out bolt circles and hole locations; lay out features to be produced

Properly use hammers, screwdrivers, files, chisels, wrenches, hand taps and tap wrenches, threading dies, hand reamers, hand hack saws and blade applications, and a bench vise

Deburr work pieces after machining or hand operations
Hand letter or number stamp parts

Novice/Intermediate Welding

The Novice/Intermediate welding contest gives students the opportunity to compete at the Wyoming SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference. This is a State Only Contest. Winners are not eligible to move on to the National conference. Students are given a simplified print and should be able to perform the following processes. Generally, the Novice level is for freshman/sophomore or students that are in their first year of a welding program. The intermediate level is generally for sophomore/junior or students that are in the second part/year of a welding program.

Produce welds using a Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process to AWS QC10 standards
Demonstrate safety procedures for SMAW
Demonstrate ability to correctly set up SMAW power sources, related welding equipment and do basic process and equipment troubleshooting for welding of carbon steel and/or stainless steel
Select correct type of electrode based on carbon steel and/or stainless steel plate (1/4" to 1/2" thickness)
Prepare carbon steel and/or stainless steel for welding

Produce welds using a Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process to AWS QC10 standards
Demonstrate correct safety procedures for GMAW
Demonstrate ability to correctly set up GMAW power sources, related welding equipment and do basic process and equipment troubleshooting
Identify short circuiting, globular, spray and pulsed transfer welding of carbon steel, stainless steel and/or aluminum
Select correct type of filler metal, type of shielding gas, amperage and voltage based on carbon steel, stainless steel and/or aluminum sheet and/or plate (1/16" to 3/8" thickness)
Prepare the carbon steel, stainless steel and/or aluminum for welding

Produce cut materials using an Oxygen Fuel Cutting (OFC) process to AWS QC10 standards
Demonstrate safety procedures for OFC
Demonstrate ability to correctly set up the OFC equipment for cutting and do basic process troubleshooting

Note: This contest is not a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior class. It is based on the skill set the student as acquired. In order to compete at the Advanced Level (which is the national qualifier), students must also be proficient in GTAW process.

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