Atakan was born in 1981 in Bursa / Turkey.
Atakan has an associate degree in mechanics from Uludag University in Bursa / Turkey.
He started working at his father's factory at the age of 11.
He has over 18 years of experience designing sheet metal forming machines such as Press Brakes, Plate Rolls, Angle Rolls, Bandsaws, Border Machines, etc.
His knowledge of mechanics, hydraulics, and CAD/CAM allow him to develop the ideal solution for any sheet metal forming project.
Atakan loves a good challenge, and takes pride in projects like the one for SPACEX, where he designed (2012) a custom 24' 4-Roll CNC controlled Plate Bending Machine to form their Aluminum-lithium alloy panels--without any flat spots--for their spacecrafts.