Mechanical Engineering Technology

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Engineering Revolution

As is the case for all branches of engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology has been revolutionized by the advent of computer assisted design (CAD) software and other innovative software. New mechanical engineering technology means that any mechanical engineering project can, and is, executed from concept to final prototype entirely virtually. What this means in terms of saving of time and money hardly needs to be elaborated.

But there's much ore to it than that. Computer assisted mechanical engineering technology means that progress in terms of all kinds of testing and prototype perfection has to be seen to be believed. No longer is it necessary to keep rebuilding prototypes and slowly, painfully ironing out defects and deficiencies in the design of a given project.

Computers and Mechanical Engineering Technology

Over time a comprehensive system of mechanical engineering technology resources has been built into various CAD and CAM software packages. This means that the experiences and design brilliance of the best mechanical engineers in the business is collated and added to the integral software resources. No longer does a mechanical engineering team have only their own experience, and that which they can find in books, to work from. They can automatically gain access to a vast reserve of knowledge of the latest advances in mechanical engineering technology.

Even this, wonderful thought it is, is not the extent to which computers and computer software have revamped the world of mechanical engineering technology. Nowadays, mechanical engineering projects are almost always enhanced with electronic and computer technology. We are living in the age of smart machines. In fact, all the engineering branches are more and more being integrated together, for increasingly more sophisticated effect, and greater levels of performance and safety.


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