Surfware, Inc. Announces the 2002 SURFCAM Parts Contests Winners

Source: Surfware Inc.
Surfware, Inc. Announces the 2002 SURFCAM Parts Contests Winners
(Westlake Village, California, USA. December 3, 2002) – Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM® CAD/CAM Systems, announces the winners of the SURFCAM 2002 and 2D Free Parts Contests. These were judged contests and winners were determined based on overall design, creativity and complexity. SURFCAM customers from all over the globe submitted their parts for consideration.

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: info@surfware.com, telephone: 800.SURFWARE (North America) or +1.818.991.1960 (worldwide), fax: +1.818.991.1980 (worldwide).

Source: Surfware Inc.