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Contest to design, manufacture guitar bridge

CNC Software Inc., producer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, announced the 2012 Mastercam Innovator of the Future national competition.

The competition gives students a real-world manufacturing challenge and a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. The competition provides instructors with a powerful motivational tool to get students excited about learning CAD/CAM and the manufacturing process, according to the company.

For the 2012 competition, students are challenged to design and machine a guitar bridge. Winners will be selected based on several criteria including accuracy, creativity, and cleanliness of the part among other criteria.

The competition will be judged by a team of experts from Taylor Guitars.

Everyone who enters the competition receives an exclusive Mastercam Innovator of the Future shirt. The student who creates the winning entry will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the school of their choice. In addition, the winner and their Mastercam instructor will receive a trip to El Cajon, Calif., to tour the Taylor Guitars facility. Mastercam Innovator of the Future recognition plaques will go to both the winner and their school. The winner’s instructor will also receive a limited edition Mastercam Innovator of the Future polo shirt.

All entries to the Mastercam 2012 Innovator of the Future competition are subject to the following requirements:

• The part must be programmed with a licensed copy of Mastercam software.

• The part must have a professional look and remain consistent with the theme industry standards.

• The part must adhere to the contest specifications.

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