Well…When you hear the word “Mechanical Engineering projects”, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind?
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So mechanical engineering also called ‘Royal Mech’ or ‘Mother of all engineering branches’ is one of the oldest and first branches of engineering which has a link-up with every other branch of engineering like civil, chemical, electrical and of course even computer science as well. So it is never easy for a person who took mechanical engineering to gain knowledge only by studying theory.
Do you really think that you can gain knowledge without any practical experience? No right…So, for getting a true essence of mechanical engineering why not get into some mechanical projects so that you get a taste of mechanical concepts and what else can be a better way to develop your curriculum.
So, if you have what it takes to be part of a mechanical project, you are in the right place for guidance and suggestions.
So, there are a lot of factors that come into the equation like financial constraints, physical condition, expert guidance, a balance between academics and projects and many more barriers when we do a mechanical project. But the very one we encounter is that of the idea of the project. How and from where do I get an idea? Even if you get an idea, you need to think about whether it is feasible, useful, efficient and creative enough to be the standout among the other ideas.
So one of the best ways to get project ideas are by reading books, understanding concepts and knowing where to apply them, by browsing through the internet and getting good reference ideas and most importantly by observing the nature and develop an idea with your innovative skills, linking up your theoretical concepts with practical work and gain immense knowledge.
So, as we have discussed above, if you really want to get a true and deep understanding of concepts and link up your book knowledge with your practical knowledge and develop your practical knowledge and skills, you need to take part in such projects, don’t you think so?
Another important thing is that, along with the knowledge you gain here, you will be able to get an estimate of the questions asked for your placement interview and in other related aspects. Although there are problems like financial constraints and other things you can overcome such things by getting sponsorships and funding from the college.
Also, why not take this as an opportunity as an advantage and make this project a point in your CV.
Hence the academic project is very much needed in our curriculum.
Given below are a few competitions through which you can gain hands-on experience:
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The first challenge you will be facing when you want to take part in a project is, how do I start it?
After the above basic steps, you can go on and build your project.
Well, so the best part of taking part in such a project is that you will get to learn new things and your skills would improve a lot.
So initially although you might not have what it takes to do a mechanical project apart from the determination and passion, you will later need to learn lab work procedures like cutting, profiling, grinding, you need to have an idea about basic electronics like battery, cable connections, using a multimeter, welding, using various equipment like the vertical milling machine, lathe machine and most importantly you need to learn design software like AUTOCAD, SOLIDWORKS, ANSYS, MATHLAB, etc…
So, now do you have an idea about the amount of exposure you get by taking part in a project?
Finally, the last thing you would be wondering is what and from where do you learn to use software the right?
Well, online courses are the answer to your question.
Obviously learning software doesn’t happen in a day or two by sitting with a person and making him teach you, it happens step by step with growing time and experience.
So there are some mechanical courses like course on 3D Printing, gear train design, automobile prototyping and many more in store for you available online, wherein they offer fantastic opportunity by providing the software, mechanical kits and help you build the project and most importantly, they also provide you with a certificate which can add up to your portfolio.
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Following are the best mechanical projects for BE students:
1. Gear Train Design: Almost all the mechanical devices are driven with the help of gears. This mechanical project will help you to learn and design gears using the Autodesk Inventor software.
2. Differential Gear Design: This mechanical project helps you to learn the concepts behind the differential gear and you will also design the differential gear using the Autodesk Inventor software.
3. CNC machine using Arduino: CNC machines are widely used in the manufacturing industries to make the manufacturing faster. It is a subtractive type manufacturing process. As part of this mechanical project, you will learn to develop a CNC machine and perform the operations like milling, cutting, etc. by using G codes and M codes.
4. Automobile Prototyping: In this mechanical project, you will learn to develop an RC car prototype and also you will learn about the mechanism of the suspension system, power train, steering, chassis, etc.
5. 3D printer: With the help of a 3D printer you can build your very own objects and use them for building other projects. As part of this mechanical project, you will learn to build a 3D printer from scratch and will use Arduino to perform the manufacturing operations.
So, don’t you’ll think that this is a good way of wisely spending your money and getting many benefits?
So, my dear mechons (common way of referring mechanical engineers), the world runs by machines and what better way it would be for you’ll as budding mechanical engineers than to take part in the project and go with the flow and get the true feel and essence of mechanical engineering.
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