CNC Software, Inc., manufacturer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, announces the 2011 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. The competition also provides instructors with a powerful motivational tool to get students excited about learning CAD/CAM and the manufacturing process.
For the 2011 competition, students are challenged to design and machine a working guitar capo. Winners will be selected based on several criteria including accuracy, creativity, and cleanliness of the part among other criteria.
The Celebrity Judge
The 2011 IOF competition will be judged by Mark Summers, the co-founder and current president of CNC Software, Inc. Mark’s combined interests in machining and guitars—he has been playing guitar for over 20 years—makes him a great judge of both functionality and manufacturing skills.
Everyone who enters the competition receives an exclusive Mastercam IOF shirt. 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 a trip to Tolland, Connecticut to tour the CNC Software world headquarters. Mastercam IOF recognition plaques will go to both the winner and their school. The winner’s instructor will also receive a limited edition Mastercam IOF polo shirt.
All entries to the Mastercam 2011 IOF competition are subject to the following requirements:
For more information on the 2011 Mastercam Innovator of the Future competition including the entry form and part specifications, please visit www.mastercam.com/iof.