Mastercam IOF 2009 Winners

The 2009 Mastercam Innovator of the Future challenge was to create a one-of-a-kind gas cap using Mastercam. The celebrity judge was Jim Quinn, with the help of Jason Pohl, of Orange County Choppers. It is clear that the entrants rose to the challenge, displaying exceptional aesthetic and mechanical creativity. With many excellent entries, competition was fierce. After careful consideration, Jim has made his selections:

Winner: Justin Amos Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana This cap featured an F-16 soaring over a compass design with a spinning brass arrow. As a pilot, Justin has always enjoyed the jet bikes made by the OCC team.


1st Runner-Up: Brian Flenar Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana Inspired by a class trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame, Brian decided to create a vintage style cap featuring both brass and aluminum.

2nd Runner-Up: Gregg Nemec Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, Minnesota Gregg’s clean, practical design features an old school OCC style dagger. Gregg designed his cap so the inset design can be easily rotated, so the rider can orient it with a flick of the wrist.

Congratulations to the winners and participants on your incredible entries! This marks the fourth consecutive win for Instructor Doug Bowman and Vincennes University, highlighting their superior Advanced Manufacturing Education program. We would also like to recognize Instructor Brian Nelson from Dunwoody College for his exceptional program.


CNC Software would like to thank Jim Quinn and OCC for their support of Mastercam IOF and dedication to manufacturing education. It has been a pleasure working with Jim this past year.

Keep an eye out for IOF 2010 announcements and competition details at: www.mastercam.com/IOF

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