Calling all Parents

Parents…do you have (or know) a child that thinks machining is cool? Do you know a young adult that you want to teach machining to? If so, we have just the competition for you to get them started in manufacturing and machining—The Innovator of the Future Competition!

The 2012/2013 IOF competition challenges students to design and machine 1 of 3 parts—a Short Shifter, a Racing Wheel, or a Connecting Rod. Their part will be judged by a team of experts at VAC Motorsports. The judging will be based on accuracy, creativity, and cleanliness of the part, among other criteria.

And, the awards for this competition are pretty amazing! The winner will receive a $1,000, a seat of Mastercam Mill Level 1, and a trip for 2 to visit VAC Motorsports and spend a day on the race track with them!

Please share this information with the young person in your life. And don’t delay. The deadline to get your child’s part submitted is May 15, 2013. For more information on the IOF competition, including the rules and where to ship your part, please visit

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