Announcing the Mastercam 2008 Innovator of the Future Contest

The Mastercam Innovator of the Future (IOF) contest entices students with a challenge to manufacture a real-world part, a celebrity judge (this year it is the one and only Boyd Coddington), and the chance to win a scholarship and trip to California to meet Boyd and tour his shop. This competition provides instructors with a powerful, motivational tool to get students excited about learning CAD/CAM and the manufacturing process.

This year, the IOF contest challenges students to design and cut a steering wheel. Their entries will be sent to Boyd, who will select the winner based on several criteria including innovative design, accuracy, and the quality of machining finish.

Boyd was the first Mastercam IOF celebrity judge. He was impressed by the parts entered that year and was eager to be our celebrity judge again for 2007. We are thrilled to have him involved again! The deadline to enter a part into the IOF contest is December 31, 2007.

To learn more about the Mastercam IOF contest, to view the rules and part specifications, and to find out where to send your entries, please visit

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