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Custom Equipment Manufacturing

  1. Nov 15, 2011 #1
    I've tried searching for any similar threads but none came up please let me know of any. My question is how to get a job building custom equipment. I'm currently pursuing a mechanical technical degree in colorado. My ideal job has been since sixteen to design, build, and test custom heavy equipment or any machinery. I've seen a few local companies that do this and have tried to get in touch with them, but most ignored me or were rather vague in their answer. I'm wondering if an MET degree is the best way to do this or do like my friend did and get a welding certificate and then trained through on the job experience. Any personal examples or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. And if the degree is the best should I get a two or four year MET?
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  3. Nov 16, 2011 #2


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    Speaking generally, "designing" would be better served with a mechanical engineering degree. Actually building the piece would be well served with apprenticing as a machinist, or doing a mechanical technical degree if it involves a lot of hands-on with those sorts of tools.
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