Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Mechanical Engineer’s Electrical Equation

I’ve been asked by mechanical engineering students which equations or concepts I use most often.  I’m sure they imagine I’ll give them a deflection equation or something from a mechanics text, but as much as I hate admitting this, the … Continue reading

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3D Modeling: Philosophy Before Software

Back in the day, mechanical engineers could get away with not knowing how to build a 3D model. Instead, a designer or draftsman would take the engineering and output the model. In most companies today, those engineers are all at … Continue reading

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Promotions: Effectively Using Standard Appraisal Tools

Engineers of all ages and experience levels place a lot of focus on getting promotions, and rightfully so.  Everybody wants to earn more money or receive more recognition and prestige. But here is the most important thing to remember: It … Continue reading

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