Wayne Central High School senior Joshua DiMora recently won first place in the SkillsUSA New York State Computer Numeric Control Milling Specialist Contest held at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
DiMora represented Wayne Technical Career Center in the contest that included a written test and performance section. The performance section evaluated DiMora’s ability to write CNC programs for a part drawing and materials, determining tool offsets.
For the programming section, DiMora had to write and verify a CNC program without the use of computer account manger software, display complete knowledge of International Standards Organization and German Institute for Standardization programming, apply the correct use of cutter compensation and adjust speeds and feeds as needed.
DiMora performed mathematical calculations including calculating radius tangent points. He measured the test part to the nearest thousandth of an inch. He read and interpreted technical blueprints.
DiMora is completing his second year in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Academy program at WTCC and plans to attend Monroe Community College this fall. He works part-time at Integrity Tool in Ontario.
He will compete in the SkillsUSA National Competition on June 19-24 in Louisville, Kentucky.