TEC and Surfware Grant Arkansas State University SURFCAM CAD/CAM Software to Benefit Future Engineers

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TEC and Surfware Grant Arkansas State University SURFCAM CAD/CAM Software Valued at $756,000 to Benefit Future Engineers

CONCORD, NH, July 12 -- As a further commitment to supporting S.T.E.M Education and cultivating the next generation of technical-engineers, Technology Education Concepts (TEC) – the Nation’s leading provider of 3D Engineering products and resources to the Education industry – and Surfware Inc – the global leader in delivering CAM solutions to the Manufacturing Industry – announced today that they will be granting $756,000 worth of Surfware’s market-leading SURFCAM CAD/CAM software to Arkansas State University, the Northeast Arkansas Career & Technical Center, and Reverend Dr. Charles Coleman, ASU’s Director of Technology.

“We at TEC are very impressed with the efforts Dr Coleman and Arkansas State University have contributed to the future of Technical Education via their Engineering and Technology Programs," said Jeffrey Hapgood, General Manager of Technology Education Concepts. "TEC’s continuing goal is keep the U.S. technically competitive; through giving our children – our students – relevant Engineering and Design education and the applied technical skills that SURFCAM represents to address current and future manufacturing challenges. TEC’s comprehensive technology-education curricula solutions, Surfware’s leading CAD/CAM software, and the stellar programs Arkansas State University offers and delivers will ensure those needs are met."

Peter Marton, Vice President of Surfware, added, “Surfware is pleased to be able to offer its support to Arkansas State University’s technical education. ASU, Tech Ed Concepts and Surfware have aligned to assist manufacturing companies to become more competitive and profitable by educating tomorrow’s workforce in our industry.”

“With TEC and Surfware’s generous help,” Reverend Dr. Coleman stated, “we will be able to reach and impact students far beyond the walls of Arkansas State University. We are working with NEA Career & Technical Center to bring high school students from 13 different schools around the City of Jonesboro to gain immersive instruction on software and machines. In addition, we are hoping to give technical CAM course-credits to these high schools. While the program is small now, our goal is to extend our helping hands to these students – who are our future – as far as possible.”

Some of the new SURFCAM v5 exceptional features for 4- and 5-axis programming are:

* New 3-axis Z-Finish routines
* Selectable operations in the Operations Manager for posting
* Updated lathe package

For a complete list of exciting new and improved SURFCAM and TrueMill product features and enhancements, please go to SURFCAM.com.

For more information about the ASU Engineering program visit http://engr.astate.edu/ or contact Director of Technology, Rev. Dr. Charles Coleman at Email Contact.

About Surfware, Inc.

Surfware, Inc., the developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems and the award-winning TrueMill technology, provides world class solutions for today's manufacturing challenges. Surfware, Inc. is dedicated to continuous innovation and development of new technologies that increase customers' machining productivity and profitability. Surfware's goals are to provide top-quality technology, customer service and world class solutions that allow its customers to gain a competitive edge in a changing global marketplace.

About Technology Education Concepts (TEC)

Since 1987, Technology Education Concepts (TEC) has helped Technical Educators and Students solve problems and develop new educational approaches through 3D-Engineering Software, Hardware, and Curriculum Solutions that make America’s Technical Education programs’ Smarter, more Interactive, more Productive, and more Fun. The Nation’s leading provider of 3D Engineering products and resources to the Education industry, TEC innovates through sales, design, and service operations throughout the 50-states. For more information, go to www.TECedu.com or call 1-800-338-2238 or Email Contact.

Press: Photos of Arkansas State University’s Reverend Dr. Coleman receiving the SURFCAM grant from TEC’s Jeff Hapgood are available by emailing Email Contact


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