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Mastercam Launches 2011 Innovator of the Future Competition

By DE Editors

CNC Software, Inc., manufacturer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, has announced the 2011 Mastercam Innovator of the Future (IOF) national competition. This competition entices students with a real-world manufacturing challenge and a chance to win a scholarship. The competition also provides instructors with a 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 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 more than 20 years—enables him to judge of functionality and manufacturing skills. 

Everyone who enters the competition receives a 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, CT 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 and completed entry forms must be received by May 31, 2011.

For more information and contest rules, visit CNC Software’s Mastercam site.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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