Mastercam's IOF competition helps introduce students to real-world manufacturing by challenging them to put their own creative twist on a specific part to be judged by a special guest from the manufacturing industry. Over the past several years we hosted competitions covering a wide variety of industries. Students used their imaginations to create parts from automotive to musical instruments, and all the way to parts used on space craft. The competition not only motivated students, but in many cases was the springboard for their careers in manufacturing. Our next competition will be held in 2016!