The Next Mastercam IOF Competition is Headed to Space
Mastercam and Optimax, builders of the optics behind the latest technologies in aerospace, have teamed up to challenge young engineers to design and machine a part associated with the NASA Curiosity Rover.
Entrants must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years old and have access to a machine shop to cut their entry part.
Prizes for this competition include:
- $1,000 plus a FREE seat of Mastercam Mill Level 1
- An expenses-paid trip for the winner and a guest to the Kennedy Space Center.
This year’s competition challenges students and young adults to design and machine a mirror from the Rover. There are a couple options for designing this mirror:
- The mirror can be machined it as-is, and be creative on the underside (add a logo, a picture, etc.).
- The mirror design can be modified with a goal of making it lighter, but still retain its structure and use.
The part will be judged by a team of experts at Optimax. If you know a student or young adult, encourage them to enter the 2014 IOF competition. Here’s a little video teaser that explains more:
For more information on IOF including part specifications and to download the official entry form, please visit www.mastercam.com/iof.
We also have a special IOF Classroom Kit that includes a competition prospectus, a poster to hang in your classroom, flyers to hang around your school, and IOF magnets for your machines.
To request your IOF Classroom Kit, please email IOF@mastercam.com with your name, school name, school address, phone number, and the number of students in your program.