CNC Launches 2010 Mastercam IOF Design Contest for Students
CT, Dec 23, 2009 - CNC Software Inc., manufacturer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, announces the
2009-2010 Mastercam Innovator of the Future (IOF) national competition. This
competition entices students with a real-world manufacturing challenge,
celebrity judge, and a chance to win a scholarship as well as a trip to the
celebrity judge’s headquarters. This competition provides instructors with a
powerful motivational tool to get students excited about learning CAD/CAM and
the manufacturing process.
The Celebrity Judge
The 2009-2010 IOF competition will be judged by a team of celebrities
from Stewart-Haas Racing. Stewart-Haas Racing is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
team co-owned by two-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Haas
Automation. The judging team consists of Tony Stewart, owner and driver of
car #14; Ryan Newman, driver of car #39; and CNC Shop Manager, Brad Harris.
For the 2009-2010 competition, students are challenged to design and
machine a NASCAR style gear shift lever and knob. Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman,
and Brad Harris will select the winner based on several criteria including
innovation and creativity, accuracy, quality of machining finish, and
The student who creates the winning entry will be awarded a $1,000
scholarship to the school of their choice. In addition, the winner and their
Mastercam instructor will receive an expense-paid trip to tour the
Stewart-Haas Racing headquarters and machine shop in Kannapolis, North
Carolina. A Mastercam IOF recognition plaque will go to both the winner and
their school, and the winner’s instructor will receive a limited edition
Mastercam IOF polo shirt. Everyone who enters the competition receives an
exclusive Mastercam IOF shirt.
All entries to the Mastercam 2010 IOF competition are subject to the
- The part must be programmed with a licensed copy of
- The part must have a professional look and remain
consistent with the theme industry standards.
- The part must adhere to the specifications.
- Tell us the story behind the part; the inspiration for
the design, materials used, etc.
- Include photos of you holding the part, your instructor,
the school lab, and the CNC machine. Electronic files are
- The entry must consist of one finished, unpainted part.
- All entries become the property of CNC Software, Inc.
Parts cannot be returned. All designs become the property of
- All entries and completed entry forms must be received
by March 31, 2010.
- Send entries to CNC Software, Inc., Educational
Division, 5717 Wollochet Drive NW, Ste 2A, Gig Harbor, WA
98335. (Please e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know to expect your entry).
- While we welcome past winners to submit entries, past
winners are not eligible to win the grand prize.
For more information on the 2009-2010 Mastercam Innovator of the Future
competition including the entry form and part specifications, please visit
Developed by CNC Software, Inc., Mastercam is Windows®-based CAD/CAM
software for 2- through 5-axis routing, milling and turning; 2- and 4-axis
wire EDM; 2D and 3D design, surface, and solid modeling; and artistic relief
cutting. CNC Software is a privately owned corporation founded in 1984. The
U.S.-based company provides Mastercam CAD/CAM solutions to more than 124,000
installations in 75 countries in industries including mold-making,
prototyping, automotive, medical, aerospace, and consumer products.
Mastercam runs under Windows 2000, Windows XP, VISTA, and Windows 7, and is
compatible with all other CAD/CAM systems.
For more information, visit
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