2019 Masters of CAM Wildest Parts Competition Winners: Secondary Division

This week, we are excited to officially announce the winners of the 2019 Masters of CAM Wildest Parts Competition! We had four categories available this year: Secondary, Postsecondary, Teams, and Professional.

Each year, we eagerly await the arrival of the Wildest Parts Competition entries. Seeing what the participants create and getting to know our users through these entries is a rewarding part of what we do. With prizes up to $3,000 for winning entries, we hope our users continue to be as excited to enter this contest each year as we are to receive their submissions.

Today, we are sharing with you the winners of the Secondary Division. This division is open to students from around the world using Mastercam at the high school/equivalent level of education.

Tomorrow, we will reveal the winners of our Postsecondary Division.


Sprinting Spike

First Place – Sprinting Spike Base Plate
Student: Riley Traver, Van Buren Tech
Instructor: Gabriel Kooyers

Sports are a big part of Riley’s life, and he’s been running track since seventh grade and will continue into college next fall. He entered the base plate of his spikes, and it was the most challenging project he has ever undertaken.

Da Vinci Cryptex

Second Place – Da Vinci Cryptex
Student: Sebastian Johnson, Hamilton High School
Instructor: Brent Holmes

A cryptex is a portable vault used to hide secret messages. It’s a cylinder comprising five doughnut sizes disks that have been stacked and affixed to one another with a delicate framework. Sebastian’s entry is a Da Vinci Cryptex and you must solve a puzzle in order to open it.


Third Place – Stirrups
Student: Savannah Schneider, Capital High School
Instructor: Jim Weber

Savannah has been riding horses since she was five-years old. She wanted to buy custom stirrups but wasn’t drawn to any that were currently available. So, when she heard about the Wildest Parts Competition, she knew what she would make. Savannah ran into some challenges like the aluminum flexing while removing material, as well as tool offset issues. She learned a lot about machining and how to overcome any mistakes that are made.

If you are currently a student at the college / university level of education using Mastercam as part of your classwork, you are eligible to enter the Wildest Parts Competition in the Secondary Division for 2020. Entries are due before June 30, 2020.

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