Dane Eddy

Dane Eddy

CNC Machinist and Programmer, MetPlas, Inc.

What was your first job?
Automotive Recycling 

What do you do in your current role?
Program, set up, and trouble shoot CNC vertical machining centers, including integration with robotic automation.

How/why did you begin your career in manufacturing?
I have been around manufacturing for most of my life. I am naturally mechanically inclined, becoming a machinist was a natural path for me to take.

What is your educational background?
Trade School

What do you like most about your current position and work you are doing in manufacturing?
Making digital CAD files into real life parts

What is the biggest thing that surprised you about manufacturing when you started working in the industry?
.001″ of an inch is sometimes the difference between a good part and a bad part.

What is your #1 piece of advice for young people to prepare for a successful future?
Stay out of debt! Save money and invest. A $100k college degree is not always the answer to financial success. 

Why should someone consider a career in manufacturing?
Manufacturing is easy to get into at ground level. There are paths to grow within most businesses.

What is something you enjoy doing outside of work?
Exercise, Cars, Dogs 



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