Some people will use the terms “mechanical design” and “mechanical engineering” interchangeably, but doing so shortchanges the art of mechanical design. Mechanical engineering is the science of turning concepts into something real, such as generators, elevators, and HVAC systems. But how did those concepts go from fuzzy ideas to tangible plans?
By employing the art of mechanical design.
Mechanical design, also known as machine design, is an important branch of engineering. It combines scientific principles and engineering techniques with a healthy dose of imagination. And although most people might think of creativity as an undisciplined dynamic, in the world of mechanical design, it is a disciplined, six-step linear process that can produce highly innovative results:
- Definition of the problem
- Determination of the basic need
- Consideration of material
- Detailed design
- Preparation of drawing
Another way to think of mechanical design is as the process of converting resources and energy into useful mechanical forms or systems that effectively address the needs of people. Mechanical design can lead to the creation of an entirely new mechanical system or it can produce an upgrade or general improvement of an existing one. Whatever course of action it takes, it is the vital first step of the engineering and production process.
Here at Kuegler Associates, we offer a wide range of mechanical design and engineering services to support architectural firms, design/build contractors, and building management companies. Our expert engineering teams are experienced in commercial and industrial mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system design for the public and private sectors.
If you have a project that is outside the experience or skill set of your in-house resources, gives us a call. We’ve got some ideas.