By DE Editors
CNC Software, developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, has announced the winner of its 2008-2009 Innovator of the Future (IOF) competition: Justin Amos, a student in the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Vincennes University in Indiana.
Mastercam’s IOF competition helps introduce students to real-world manufacturing by challenging them to put their own creative twist on a specific part to be judged by a special guest from the manufacturing industry. In the 2008-2009 competition, students created one-of-a-kind motorcycle gas caps for guest judge Jim Quinn of Orange County Choppers. Amos received a $1,000 scholarship and a trip to Newburgh, N.Y., to tour the Orange County Choppers world headquarters.
In the documentation accompanying their entries, the students each explained how the competition helped them to improve their Mastercam and machining skills. With many excellent entries, competition was fierce. Justin Amos was chosen as the winner, with a cap featuring an F-16 soaring over a compass design with a spinning brass arrow. As a pilot, Justin has always enjoyed the jet-themed bikes made by the OCC team.
In addition to choosing the winner of the competition, Jim Quinn named two runners up. With a vintage-style cap featuring both brass and aluminum, Brian Flenar from Vincennes University was named the first runner-up. Second runner-up, Gregg Nemec from Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, created a cap that featured an old school OCC-style dagger.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.