While the number of jobs for mechanical engineers is expected to grow more slowly than the average of all jobs through 2012, a February 2004 Bureau of Labor Stastics survey predicts the number of jobs available to mechanical engineers in manufacturing industries is expected to increase more rapidly than other occupations, due to an increased demand for machinery. The fields of biotechnology, materials science, and nanotechnology will also have more jobs to offer to mechanical engineers. For more info on mechanical engineering job numbers, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3852-521.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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