March 8, 2006
Westlake Village, CA – March 8, 2006 Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems, announced
today that the Company is partnering with Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks, California to start a manufacturing education program.
The donation consists of 40 seats of Surfcam Velocity™ along with a three-year maintenance subscription which provides continuous software
updates and technical support.
“The very generous contribution of Surfcam Velocity completes our state-of-the-art computer manufacturing lab,”
said Gary Norwalt, a computer technology teacher at Colina Middle School. “This program will definitely open some eyes to promising technology
career opportunities available in the manufacturing industry.”
The specialized manufacturing technology pilot program will begin in Spring 2006. Surfcam Velocity will be taught
as part of the curriculum in an 8th grade advanced computer class. One trimester in this program will be dedicated to teaching CAM and CNC milling.
The comprehensive program, which will include all aspects of the design-through-manufacturing process, will begin in Fall 2007.
“Curriculums such as this are essential to maintaining domestic manufacturing excellence,” added Ron Dougherty, chief
executive officer of Surfware. “We are very pleased to positively influence young minds and grow manufacturing technology education.”
About Surfware, Inc.
Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM, incorporates continuous revolutionary innovation to provide solutions to
today’s biggest design through manufacturing concerns. Designed for CNC programming of 2- through 5-axis
mills and lathes, SURFCAM is used in machine shops worldwide for mechanical design, surface modeling, reverse
engineering, prototyping, mold-making, pattern-making and production machining. The Company’s global user
base includes many leading manufacturers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial
equipment and medical products industries. Surfware’s recent innovations include IndustryWeek™’s
Technology of the Year recipient, patented TrueMill™.