While most people realize that mechanical engineers are the go-to resource when you need information about screws and fasteners, mechanical engineers know much more beyond that. Fundamentally, mechanical engineers are skilled experts in analyzing problems to see how a mechanical device or devices can solve the problem at hand. What other tasks can they accomplish for you?

6 Engineering Words that Sound Unusual to Non-engineers

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  1. They are practiced in designing, or redesigning, mechanical devices and creating CAD models and drawings so that the designed device can be built successfully. Mechanical engineers are also trained in overseeing the manufacturing process that fabricates the device and in making changes to the design. They facilitate, manufacture, and improve the usefulness of the mechanical device.
  2. Mechanical engineers are educated in analyzing stresses and forces in mechanical devices. They don’t simply design parts in a way that looks right. By analyzing the physical properties of the design, they are able to ensure that the mechanical device will operate safely and accomplish the intended purpose. Mechanical engineers are also practiced in the design of aerodynamic structures with the unique problems of high speed airflow.
  3. Mechanical engineers are also specialists in thermodynamics and thermal flow. That means mechanical engineers are intimately involved in the design, manufacture, and operation of electric generators, steam and gas turbine power generating plants, heating and air conditioning systems, and internal combustion engines. Mechanical engineers also are engaged in all aspects of equipment cooling.
  4. Mechanical engineers are also qualified in manufacturing processes and statistical process control. This means that they are able to determine the correct processes to use in manufacture and how to optimize the processes that are used to produce mechanical devices. Because of their understanding of tolerances, mechanical engineers are able to ensure that the best use is made of available equipment to accomplish manufacturing tasks.
  5. The causes and effects of vibration is another area in which mechanical engineers are authorities. This includes the analysis of vibration and and its corresponding root causes, as well as reducing (or in some special cases increasing) its effects are mechanical engineering areas of expertise.
  6. While most mechanical engineers enjoy hands-on work with things that they see moving and can interact with directly, mechanical engineers are also educated in electronics, basic circuits and computer programming. Specifically, they are involved in the design and use of electronic instrumentation for stress and thermal analysis.

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6 Engineering Words that Sound Unusual to Non-engineers

Read this: 6 Engineering Words that Sound Unusual to Non-engineers

6 Engineering Words that Sound Unusual to Non-engineers

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