Mechanical Engineering

Engineer’s Corner: Manufacturing Engineering vs Advanced MFE

Engineer’s Corner: Manufacturing Engineering vs Advanced MFE

By Jim Girouard Having spent over 30 years as a manufacturing engineer, this question has always perplexed me. Is there a difference between a Manufacturing Engineer (MFE) and an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AMFE)?  Is one applying the ways of the future, while the other is locked in the Iron Age?  Should every MFE strive to […]

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Is engineering tech passing you by? [Infographic]

Is engineering tech passing you by? [Infographic]

As a famous fictional high-school student once said, “Life moves pretty fast.” In 2017, so does technology in engineering. Whether your field of choice is Aerospace, Robotics, or Mechanical Engineering, change is the one constant. So when it comes to innovation, it’s more important than ever to be at the head of the class. How do you stack up? Find out […]

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Mechanical Engineering: The Root of Innovation [Infographic]

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Mechanical Engineering: The Root of Innovation [Infographic]

The different sectors of engineering are like trees; while there may be many branches, they all lead back to their roots. Aerospace, Robotics, and Electrical & Computer Engineering are all limbs on the Mechanical Engineering tree. See how M.E. cultivates innovation in our new infographic. Get the foundation you need to make a difference. Explore the field of […]

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Are we there yet? The road to self-driving cars [Infographic]

Are we there yet? The road to self-driving cars [Infographic]

Driverless cars are being tested as we speak, but pump the brakes! That’s not the whole story. Learn about the different levels of automation possible in the cars of today and tomorrow in our latest infographic. Automation is getting smarter every day. Want to get in the driver’s seat of this new technology? Check out WPI’s online […]

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Corrosion-Resistant Steel: What’s the Best Recipe?

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Corrosion-Resistant Steel: What’s the Best Recipe?

The composition of steel isn’t one-size-fits all. There are dozens of variations of steel, all of which rely on a specific balance of iron, carbon, and one or more other elements for their distinctive properties. For every variety of steel there are unique purposes for which it is best suited across a range of industries. […]

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Getting the Most Out of Structural Materials

Getting the Most Out of Structural Materials

By Mike Ahern, Director, Corporate & Professional Education Like many new structural engineers, I graduated with a good understanding of elastic behavior and how to perform elastic analysis. I was also well-versed in factors of safety and conservative design. When I started my first job at a leading gas turbine engine manufacturer, I realized I […]

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