11/18/21; Mastercam press release
TOLLAND, Conn., Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Mastercam has announced the 2021 Wildest Parts Competition winners. The Wildest Parts Competition is held each year to encourage student interest and participation in manufacturing. The competition is open to students at the secondary and postsecondary levels to create parts demonstrating creativity and technical skill using Mastercam and also has a division for professional Mastercam users to enter parts they created.
… In the Teams Division, Wrindy Hauser’s team from Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan submitted Thor’s hammer. The team members belong to a machinist apprenticeship program at GRCC. In making Thor’s hammer, they said they wanted to make something that gets people excited about machining. When anyone looks at their project, they are going to think it’s awesome and want to learn how to make it! Jiao-Hao Wun’s teammates from Vanung University, Taiwan, placed 2nd with their modern museum. Ming-Yang Chen’s team from Vanung University placed 3rd with their robot.
In the Professional Division, Andy Beach from Grand Rapids Community College submitted Ironman, which was created to test out a brand new UMC 500 Haas Mill where Andy works. The machine was the first 5- axis machine installed at Grand Rapids Community College. Andy wanted to give the machine a thorough test by machining a multiaxis part that would push the size constraints of the machine. David Berry from Southwestern Illinois College placed 2nd with a dodecahedron of Mastercam toolpaths, and PUTEN PLUS came in 3rd with a wireless charging disc.
11/19/21; FOX 17