2019 Masters of CAM Wildest Parts Competition Winners: Teams 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 Teams Division. This division is open to teams of students from around the world using Mastercam at any level of education.


First Place – Steam Engine
Student: Seth Culp and team, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Instructor: Jason Hill

Seth’s team (Seth, Gabriel Allen, Chandler Coe, and Trevor King) decided that the USS Monitor Steam Engine would be the most challenging and fascinating model to design. One of the biggest challenges they faced was making sure everything fit and worked together to make the engine, and they had less than a semester to design in SOLIDWORKS® and finish the part in Mastercam.

Second Place – Shark Bottle Opener
Student: Tyler Dorsey and team, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Instructor: Zane Decker

Tyler’s team (Tyler, Kaman Magar, and Christopher George) entered a multi-tool promotional piece that functions as a bottle opener, wine opener, flathead screwdriver, multi-tool drive, wine cutter, and paper cutter! The team wanted to make something that was useful, practical, and aesthetically appealing. They used Mastercam’s Dynamic OptiRough toolpath and learned a lot about what the software is capable of.

Third Place – Gears
Student: Blake Bishop and Jeff Harper, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Instructor: Zane Decker

Blake and Jeff’s goal was to make a decorative piece, so they decided to design a part with gears. They designed the part in SOLIDWORKS and imported it into Mastercam. Their biggest challenge was creating toolpaths that maximize efficiency while giving them a clean finish. They learned the importance of different toolpaths to get better finishes, and the use of Rest Mill to have faster feed times without sacrificing quality.

If you are currently a student using Mastercam as part of your classwork, you are eligible to enter the Wildest Parts Competition in the Teams Division for 2020.

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