This internship is exactly what i needed to make my decision with what i want to do with my life. I have worked with wood, metal, electronics, construction materials, and everything in between sense i found my Passion to make. I feel like going to my roots, now having the experience to know what a career in each genre of making things looks like.
I just act normal. I don't treat this internship like a chore. I always treat it as a learning opportunity or a job with more benefit than something i can learn in school. I'm always up for whatever at my internship. I really like to help out. Even the manual labor is a way to learn.
I dont think that i need to change anything. I have a personal bond with every employee at my internship.
At the moment i'm creating a fully CNC billet scooter. Like a pro scooter that you would take to the skate park. I personally do not ride a scooter but my mentors son is really into them and he wants to make one from scratch.
Its all for the education. In my mind it sounded easy to create a scooter at first. just a few pieces of metal and a couple of wheels and there you go a working scooter. This is not the case at all. So far i have spent about 18 hours straight working on the design in OMAX layout and Mastercam x6. Mastercam has a big learning curve and thats what i am focusing my time on at the moment. I always have my mentor to help me when i have questions when i'm stuck though.
At the moment i have just started making a final export of each tool path and post editing the GCODE for the custom fadel software that our VMC uses. I'm also getting a parts list together that includes prices and also what material i'm using. We are making 6 scooters and a 7th for a practice one to make sure that everything fits up correctly. Today ,Tuesday May 27 i just finished gathering all the aluminum stock and bar stock and cutting it down roughly into the parts for the VMC to start milling.
So far i have had zero questions about my internship
My connections to what i have done in school is just about getting their on time and being professional.
This is the place for me. Its all i want to do. The worst part of the day is going home
Some skills that need to improve are probably using gloves when i need them. Cuts easily develop when working with freshly cut metal edges.
What should I know about you before I start working here?
I am here as a mentor and able to guide you through how i run my business and machines.
What is your job title?
President and CEO at Myers Machining.
What are your main duties and responsibilities?
Run my business.
Respond to these prompts:Where are you going?Myers machining Who's your mentor?Andy Myers What will you be doing?Cnc fabricationWhat are you excited about learning through this internship experience?How to program cnc machines and material sience What