We are pleased to introduce Pentaflex’s 2021 Summer Intern, Adam Brackman. Adam will be a senior at Wright State University in the fall and is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on a manufacturing track. Through his education, Adam has gained much knowledge about AutoCAD, SolidWorks and other computer based design applications.
We wanted Adam to have a real world experience on the shop floor this summer. Adam has been working in the quality department learning how the parts he will design will be checked when they are in production. He is also assisting us in reviewing work instructions in advance of our upcoming IATF audit in August. Adam is enjoying his time at Pentaflex gaining a better understanding of how a part goes from design on a computer to production in a press.
We sat down with Adam to learn a little more about him and his experience at Pentaflex:
When did you start working at Pentaflex Inc.?
I started my internship with Pentaflex at the beginning of June 2021.
Why did you decide to work at Pentaflex Inc.?
I was looking for a summer manufacturing internship to get experience in the field and Pentaflex was offering one.
What is your favorite part about working at Pentaflex Inc.?
My favorite part about working at Pentaflex would be having the ability to gain hands-on experience and learn a variety of things in the manufacturing field.
What is your favorite memory so far from working at Pentaflex Inc.?
So far, my favorite memory would be the tour of Pentaflex that happened after my interview. It was interesting to see all the machines and the general idea of how the parts are made.
What is something you have learned more about since working here?
Since I didn’t have a lot of experience in manufacturing, I have learned a lot with how the presses and all the other components come together to create parts and the processes involved.
What is one thing you would still like to learn more about?
I would still like to learn some more about the beginning stages of a brand new part, from the design and creation of the die to the testing and production of the part.
If someone is thinking about a career in manufacturing, what advice would you give them?
For someone thinking about a career in manufacturing, I would suggest getting involved and giving it a try. Be open to getting your hands dirty and learn as much as you can.
The Future of Manufacturing
Adam is a great example of the next generation taking initiative to learn and grow into what will be the future of our industry. We are thankful for his hard work and dedication to learn as much as possible this summer, and wish him the best of luck at his senior year!