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What is Mechanical Design and Engineering for Metal Fabrication?

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Although most well known for being a leading metal fabrication shop, EVS Metal also has the ability to provide end-to-end manufacturing solutions — including mechanical design and engineering for metal fabrication –across many different industries. This gives our company the flexibility to take on projects from the early design and prototyping stages, through manufacturing and final delivery. A key component of our fully-integrated vertical production process is EVS’ mechanical engineering department.

Mechanical engineering is a broad subject, and covers the design and engineering of everything from small sensors to machine tools. The importance of having full-time mechanical engineers on staff cannot be overstated. Why? Because these team members are charged with taking an idea from concept, all the way to the marketplace.  Basically, they are able to literally make something out of nothing, and that takes skill, experience and intense formal education in their discipline.

Mechanical engineering is often considered the most diverse type of engineering; those who go into the field ultimately need to be able to understand, analyze and design anything with motion. In order to do this, they must become experts in wide range of concepts, including solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design and manufacturing in order to be able to grasp the full range of mechanical systems they may encounter.

Besides being well-versed in physics, mechanics and materials science, MEs also need to know how to apply these abstract constructs to the creation of concrete, physical deliverables. That means becoming experts in computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools as well. Unlike most professions where individuals are expected to become experts in two or three areas, mechanical engineers are instead required to understand the details of a large array of complex subjects.

Having an in-house mechanical design and engineering staff means we are able to make these competencies available for every job we take on — an incredible advantage to the entire EVS Metal team. The ability to flawlessly execute a project requires a level of communication that can only happen when everyone is on the same page, working toward a common goal.  It also means that we are able to offer a seamless experience for our customers from start to finish, delivering quality products while passing on the cost savings associated with a fully-integrated vertical manufacturing solution at the same time.

Find out how EVS Metal’s mechanical engineers can assist your company with its design needs by requesting a personalized quote online, or by calling (973) 839-4432.

 

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