In 2019, UNESCO officially designated March 4 as World Engineering Day. Engineering, said the Director-General Audrey Azoulay, is one of the keys to sustainable development.
Are you creating a new product for the market? Perhaps you’re trying to work out a better way to get materials from A to B in your factory. From metal parts design, CNC tooling, and injection molding to whole systems design, fabrication engineers have the knowledge you need.
Below, we explain why you should work with a fabrication engineer to create sustainable products and applications for your business.
Fabrication Engineers Do the Thinking for You
If you’re educated in fabrication engineering then you’re trained to solve problems. Whether you need a bespoke chainring for a bicycle or some steel pins to strengthen a collapsible plastic crate, a fabrication engineer is a person you need to talk to.
They understand how to manufacture an array of parts from a wide variety of metals. But that’s not all. They also understand how to source materials, design the part, program the CNC or other computerized machinery to make the part, undertake quality testing and troubleshooting. They also hunt down the best ways to ship the part once it’s made.
Fabrication engineers think in small percentages. Saving on time and materials through more efficient processes improve the lifespan of their customer’s products.
A Whole System Approach
Say you need to develop a complex structural framework for a pioneering new public library. Perhaps you need to create a network of pipelines to move a dangerous gas from one end of a factory to another.
A new project has a lot of complicated moving parts to consider. Materials sourcing, parts manufacturing, assembly, even the logistics of getting items to a worksite. Today’s fabrication engineers are specialists in a whole system approach to a project.
Make things easy on yourself. Choose to work with one engineering company specialized in the creation of application solutions. No more logistics companies or many vendors.
They can design, manufacture, and deliver to your factory door or worksite. Everything from SAFE TURNKEY SYSTEMS to specialized tools for a construction project.
Years of Experience to Draw From
It takes half a decade simply to qualify to work as a fabrication engineer.
In the USA, fabrication engineers must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering. Then they need to undertake a series of tests and work experience placements (apprenticeships) to gain a license.
The best engineers will go on to work in well-established companies that are proud of their long history. The majority of the top ten American fabrication companies (by revenue) were founded before 1950.
Fabrication engineers have access to a half-century of accumulated knowledge. They also have training in the latest in JDE and CNC technology. So they are perfectly prepared to guide you through your next manufacturing project.
Save Money and Time on Your Project
The top five sectors for industrial engineering include aerospace, architectural, motor vehicle, semiconductor, and machinery manufacturing.
If you’re in any of these industries, you can guarantee you’ll find fabrication engineers ready and waiting. They’ll help you optimize your parts or product design.
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