Mastercam Revamps 2019 Wildest Parts Competition to Masters of CAM Wildest Parts Competition
TOLLAND, CT, USA, Mar 18, 2019 – CNC Software, Inc., the developers of Mastercam, announced that the 2019 Wildest Parts Competition has been revamped this year as the Masters of CAM Wildest Parts Competition, sponsored by Mastercam. Masters of CAM is an online platform for Mastercam users to submit stories about their experience and skills using CAD/CAM software to design and machine parts.
New for 2019, at least one Masters of CAM story submission is required for each part entered. The competition was also expanded, adding a new division for professional Mastercam users to enter parts they created for the chance to win cash prizes and more.
The challenge is simple. Create a bold, original item using Mastercam that shows off your design and machining skills. The Wildest Parts Competition accepts entries in four divisions:
- Secondary – open to individual students at high school level of education.
- Postsecondary – open to individual students at college/university level of education.
- Teams – open to groups of students at any level of education; teams participating with SAE, FIRST Robotics, NASA HUNCH, NRL, and other organizations are encouraged to enter parts in this division.
- Professional – open to anyone with professional manufacturing experience; instructors are encouraged to enter parts in this division.
“We get some very interesting, creative parts to judge,” said Peter Mancini, Education Product Manager at CNC Software. “Last year, the winning students were Caelen DeVall from Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Montana, who made a didgeridoo, and Andrew Nicosia from Erie Community College in Williamsville, New York, who made a vacuum engine.
“In general, we look for high quality, original parts that haven’t been made before or parts that are familiar yet feature a unique, new design. We like eye-catching designs that would look nice on display because we do show them off at trade shows in a special case. We get many comments on them by people all over the country. They demonstrate how impressive and innovative people can be with Mastercam, so we encourage entrants to really think beyond the norm. They may have made something like that during the past school year, or in their shop, that would qualify.”
Entries must be postmarked by June 28, 2019 and sent to: Wildest Parts Competition, CNC Software, Inc., 671 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT 06084. An entry form must accompany each part entered in the competition. Entry forms, additional contest information, and support materials are available here: www.mastercam.com/wildestparts.
To learn more about Masters of CAM, visit: www.mastersofcam.com.
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. Privately owned and founded in 1983, CNC Software provides CAD/CAM solutions to more than 250,000 installations in 75 countries in industries including mold making, prototyping, automotive, medical, aerospace, consumer products, and much more. For more information, visit www.mastercam.com.
About CNC Software, Inc.
Founded in 1983, CNC Software, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Tolland, Connecticut, with corporate offices in Switzerland and China. The company develops Mastercam, a suite of CAD/CAM software created to reduce production time and expense with efficient machining strategies and advanced toolpath technologies. Mastercam is the world’s #1 CAM software, with more than 250,000 installations in industries such as mold making, automotive, medical, aerospace, consumer products, education, and prototyping. It is distributed through an international channel of authorized Mastercam Resellers in 75 countries, providing localized sales, training, and support for 2- through 5-axis routing, milling, and turning; 2- and 4-axis wire EDM; 2D and 3D design; surface and solid modeling; artistic relief cutting; and Swiss machining. For more information, visit www.mastercam.com.