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.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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