Scott Fisher from Tangible Designs (Burlingame, CA) took first place in the annual SURFCAM 2002 Parts Contest. The aluminum part submitted is an exact replica of a tandem drive axle system from a Peterbilt 359 classic truck. Mr. Fisher's complete project consists of recreating the entire Peterbilt at a 1/10 scale. The finished model will be radio controlled with a state-of-the-art, on-board sound system via microprocessor. Mr. Fisher received a package of SURFCAM 3-Axis Software for placing first in the SURFCAM 2002 Parts Contest.
The second place winner in the Parts Contest was Bill Goggins, representing Harken Yacht Equipment (Pewaukee, WI) with a 100mm Black Magic® Air Runner® Block from Harken's aluminum Black Magic line of sailboat blocks. Jim Russell from Libwill Technology (Carrum Downs, Victoria Australia) took third place with a production plastic injection-molding tool.
A second contest, run alongside the annual SURFCAM Parts Contest was a SURFCAM 2D Free Parts Contest. SURFCAM 2D Free is a free CAD/CAM system available from Surfware, Inc. SURFCAM 2D Free customers were asked to demonstrate how creative or complex a part they could create with this limited 2-Axis product.
Robi Mukherjee, from Mukware (Canyon Country, CA) took first place. The winning part is a medieval coronet created for the Society for Creative Anachronism, a medieval living history group. The coronet measures 2 inches high by 24 inches long and was machined using .010 thick brass soldered on to .030 thick sterling silver. A striking contrast between the different metals was achieved by machining through the brass into the silver. Mr. Mukherjee received free SURFCAM 2-Axis Software for his first place win.
Chris Ochsenkiel from Missouri Moldworks (Alton, MO) took second place in the SURFCAM 2D Free Parts Contest for building a better mousetrap and Petr Viach (Czech Republic) took third for his wheel fork design for a veteran motorbike.
All winners of the SURFCAM Parts Contests are featured on the SURFCAM website www.surfware.com.
About Surfware, Inc.
Surfware, Inc. is the manufacturer of SURFCAM® CAD/CAM software, built for the Microsoft® Windows® operating system environment. SURFCAM makes easy CNC programming of 2-, 3-, 4, and 5-axis mills, lathes, wire EDM, laser, plasma, and water-jet machines a reality. Machinists, designers and engineers worldwide use it for 2D and 3D mechanical design, surface modeling, solid modeling, reverse engineering, prototyping, mold-making, pattern-making and production machining. For more information, contact us at: www.surfware.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 800.SURFWARE (North America) or +1.818.991.1960 (worldwide), fax: +1.818.991.1980 (worldwide).
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