The 2024 ISME Skills Competition was kindly hosted by Amada at their Kidderminster Showrooms.

Trainees from four Colleges entered in the Test Piece Class (Tool Caddy) and the Open Class where they were able to show off their skills in a piece of their own design. Written reports were required to accompany all entries.

The ISME judges were assisted by members of the Midland Branch of the IMechE who also sponsored the lunch. While the judging was taking place, the entrants and their trainers were given a tour of the show room area with demonstrations of the latest world class Amada sheet metal forming and piercing machines.

The winners were:

Test Piece Make – Thomas Smith, QFS Ltd, Make UK

Test Piece Written – Courtney Macmillan, Babcock, Plymouth College

Open Class Make – Courtney Macmillan, Babcock, Plymouth College

Open Class Written – Kalib Anderson, Babcock, Plymouth College

ISME Trophy – Courtney Macmillan, Babcock, Plymouth College.

The presentations were made by ISME Chairman, Dr. Mohamed Mohamed.

All the contestants will receive on year’s free Student membership of ISME