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Matthew Magliola

biography

As a sophomore in high school I discovered my passion for 3D modeling with Autodesk Inventor while taking “Introduction to Engineering Design”. Upon finding my new hobby, I did my best to learn everything about 3D Modeling. Upon mastering Autodesk Inventor I shifted my attention to manufacturing processes and engineering mechanics. I wanted to learn how to design machines using math instead of guessing what size of gear or beam to use. During my Junior and Senior years of high school I attended a vocational computer aided design program for two consecutive years. I learned how to read engineering drawings as well as how to use Autodesk AutoCAD to make engineering drawings. From these classes I developed my ability to visualize an engineering drawing as a 3-dimensional object. For the past three years I have worked toward a Bachelor of Science in Design Engineering Technology at Trine University and intend on graduating in the spring of 2018. I have always sought to learn more than my classes have taught me and continue to seek new knowledge about engineering, especially in topics that I have not reached in class.

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work experience

Manufacturing Technology Incorporated Paid Intern June 2013 - August 2013

Worked as a paid intern in MTI's Engineering Department, MTI is a friction welding developer and contracting engineering firm.

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Nexus RV Paid Intern November 2013 - February 2014

Worked as a paid intern making cabinet prints

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Trine University Lab Technician Workstudy August 2014 - November 2014

Worked in the school machine shop and foundry as a lab technician through the university's workstudy program, maintained a South Bend Lathe 10L and a Bridgeport mill.

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Grob Systems Engineering Co-op May 2016 - August 2016

Set up 5-axis CNC machining center, calibrate table geometry, ballbar tests, leveling, etc. Experience with Siemens and Heidenhain controls.

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education

Elkhart Area Career Center (EACC) Computer Aided Design 2012 - 2014

I attended the EACC through my parent highschool, Penn, in the afternoons where I'd learn the skills needed to work efficiently in the engineering and drafting industry, I specialized in machine design. I also participated in the SkillsUSA Technical Drafting competitions at the regional, state, and national level, eventually taking 8th place at nationals in technical drafting.

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Trine University Design Engineering Technology, Engineering 2014 - 2018

I am working towards a bachelor degree in Design Engineering Technology with a minor in plastics.

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additional

Workstation specs: Primary PC: Windows-7 PRO (64-bit), 120 GB SSD & 3TB HDD, 8GB RAM, i7-quad core processor, GTX660 2GB VRAM
Honors and awards: Placed 3rd in SkillsUSA-Technical Drafting Regionals and placed Second in State, and placed 7th in the Nation. [2013] Placed 2nd in SkillsUSA-Technical Drafting State [2014]
Interests: Machine Tool Design, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, Finite Element Analysis, Solidworks, Inventor, GD&T, Engineering Graphics.

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