Announcing the IOF Competition Winner

For the 2009-2010 Innovator of the Future competition, students were challenged to design and machine a NASCAR® style gear shift lever and knob. This year was a close competition and the judges (Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, and Brad Harris of Stewart-Haas Racing) had a hard time narrowing down the entries.

This year’s Mastercam IOF winner is Justin Small of Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana. Justin used steel for the shaft which allowed him to create a low profile part while maintaining enough strength to withstand 110 pounds of torque. Justin used Mastercam Mill and Art to produce his creative design.

Justin and his instructor, Doug Bowman, recently went to North Carolina to tour the Stewart-Haas Racing headquarters and CNC Shop. In addition, they attended the NASCAR Coca-Cola® 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Please stay tuned for future Mastercam NewsFlash newsletters and blog posts to see pictures and details from Justin and Doug’s trip to NC. To keep an eye out for details on the 2010-2011 IOF Competition please visit: The celebrity judge and part specs will be announced by the Fall semester.

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