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ECC students win first, third place in Mastercam’s Wildest Parts Competition

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Erie Community College students Steve Dinieri and Cosone Wynn have won first and third place in the National 2010 Mastercam Wildest Parts Competition.

Through their talent, hard work and determination, Dinieri and Wynn were able to beat entrants from around the country.

Dinieri, a resident of Niagara Falls, created a collection of pieces for an aviation cylinder head that involved three- and four-axis milling, rapid prototyping, engraving and turning, including an engine valve cover, engraved base plate, pushrod tubes, exhaust covers and wing badges.

With a number of friends in the firefighting field who are forced to work with tools that often break, Wynn, a resident of Buffalo, created a more durable spanner wrench.


"On behalf of the college community, I would like to congratulate Steve and Cosone on their well-deserved success in the Mastercam competition,” ECC President Jack Quinn said. “They are excellent examples of the amazing things our students accomplish every day here at ECC.  I also want to thank the supportive faculty from the CNC Precision Machining Program, including Nate Witkowski, for their hard work and dedication to their students." 


Mastercam’s Wildest Parts Contest, held by CNC Software, Inc., challenges students to push their limits and design something new and different.


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