Our last series of blogs discussed a few of the important tools that are used in the field of engineering whether it be, mechanical engineering , electrical engineering or any of the other disciplines. As in so many aspects of business, having the right tools and the expertise to do the job is essential. When choosing an engineering firm, the ability to utilize one company to complete as much of the project as possible, should be high on the priorities list. So what are some examples of the benefits of having an engineering team that makes the most of these tools?
With ever changing and expanding developments in today’s technology, not only is having the right team in place from the start important, but at the completion and even beyond of a project as well. Everyone is always looking to create the “next best thing”, or to make an existing product “new and improved”. Working with a firm that utilizes the tools to handle the aspects of your mechanical and electrical engineering needs, to the final design and even expert witness needs, not only minimizes the costs and stress of a project, but can also greatly reduce the time spent on a project.
Electronics Cooling is One Area of Concern
As technology advances, there is a lot less time available to get a product to market. There is also no shortage of competitors vying to be the latest and greatest. With the amount of competition and the design similarities for most devices, there is a growing need for expert witnesses as companies fight over patent rights. For example, the portable electronics market today seems to have a new device coming out every other week, if not sooner. Phones are no longer just for making and receiving calls. They are computers, cameras radios and more. The demand for smaller, faster and more powerful devices, require designs that are more efficient and have better electronics cooling capabilities. This creates an environment for patent infringement that in not uncommon at all. Having an engineering firm that has the proven expert witness on staff can minimize legal issues that might arise during or after the development of a product.
Electronics is not the only field that is escalating and evolving on a daily bases. All types of products are being developed and redeveloped to keep up with technology and demand. Electric and hybrid cars are fast becoming a popular trend. Solar and wind are being explored for their contribution to alternative energy solutions. In regards to the electronics industry, creating better designs to help with thermal management issues is one area that is constantly being researched and developed.To move forward using these different forms of energy and technology, mechanical engineers in coordination with the other engineering disciplines, are going to continue to be a great asset in the development of better and more innovative products. By using the tools available such as CAD and FEA, along with other aspects of computer aided engineering (CAE), they can help create the devices that will carry on through the rest of the 21st century.