Mechanical & Manufacturing
What is Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering?
Mechanical and manufacturing engineering turns energy into power and motion.
Mechanical engineers design, create and improve machinery that is used for domestic, public and industrial purposes, such as: domestic appliances, industrial machinery, ships, aircraft, engines, pumps, compressors and turbines or complex systems such as the air-conditioning and ventilation systems of buildings.
Manufacturing systems engineers design systems and equipment that complete tasks accurately and change raw materials into products with the smallest wastage of time, materials and energy are designed and improved by manufacturing systems engineers.
Their work may include:
- Hydraulics – the design of new and improved ways of applying fluid control, so that machinery can operate smoothly and effectively with the least amount of pressure.
- Pneumatics – the use of air pressure to control machinery. For many industries, air is a much safer material to use because it is clean and can be used safely in flammable areas.
- Thermodynamics – heat energy transfer and machinery that turns heat energy into mechanical power. Engineers in this field design, manage and improve machinery such as boilers and gas and steam turbine generators, and facilities like cooling towers, and heating or refrigerant systems.
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