CNC Software Inc. has announced that the 2019 Wildest Parts Competition has been revamped this year and rebranded 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 has also been 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 to create a bold, original item using Mastercam that shows off the user’s design and machining skills. The Wildest Parts Competition accepts entries in four divisions:
- Secondary: Open to individual students at high school level
- Postsecondary: Open to individual students at college/university level
- 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,” says 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.”
Mr. Mancini continues: “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.”
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 at mastercam.com/wildestparts.