Khadija Ouajjani

machine learning in engineering

Machine Learning in Mechanical Design Engineering

Machine learning has become a pioneering field of research in recent years. Since 2014, many big companies have invested in large data/machine learning departments complemented by serious investment in research. According to Arthur Samuel, machine learning gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed – Artificial Intelligence (AI) by any other name. How …

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What’s it like to be a freelance mechanical engineer?

Should you become a freelance mechanical engineer? Entrepreneurship can be very lucrative therefore it is no wonder many mechanical engineers think about freelancing/or building their own businesses. The latter has a tangible model and can be achieved provided the investment and the risk management is in place. The former is a little trickier with many …

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Mechanical Design Models and confidentiality

Mechanical Design Models and confidentiality. Don’t get ripped off.

In order to gain insight into our work it makes sense to look at other projects, how they work, what they achieve, etc. Different projects can offer a critical perspective, bring something fresh to the table and an opportunity to improve. It can be fulfilled within the office and it usually is the case. However, …

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Mechanical Design Engineers Should Go Global

5 Reasons Mechanical Design Engineers Should Go Global.

Being an international agent can be as rewarding as it is challenging. Financial benefits to satisfying wanderlust, strong assets on a resume to a different work culture, there are many reasons to go international. Yet, many would state that engineering desk jobs don’t require or provide international mobility. Some would add that an international adventure …

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Engineering Workplace Culture

Engineering Workplace Culture

Let’s look into engineering workplace culture. Mechanical engineering is a very challenging profession: between keeping up with deadlines, managing creativity and practicality, working in teams on concepts and bringing them to fruition. As a consequence one barely has time to stay on top of their speciality and have a social life that involves something other …

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How To Avoid Hindering Your Career in Mechanical Design Engineering

As a dashing and aspiring mechanical design engineer, there are several things that can go wrong. This may be during you initial job hunt or your first work experience. Looking back there may be things you could and should have done differently. Therefore, here are few tips on how to avoid self-sabotage when it comes …

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women in robotics

Women in Robotics – Tackling Inequality

If we look at science and engineering the presence of women in robotics is relatively low. However it is improving and if the issue is reviewed on a curve basis, we can clearly see a higher percentage of women in non-traditional positions. Certain fields however, such as aerospace engineering and robotics, are still displaying poor …

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How to design a new mechanical part in 3D CAD

In many situations mechanical designers will rely on their library of parts and case studies to work on a new mechanical part – this saves time, money and brain power. But what about the drastically new ones? What about the entry-level designers? Most importantly, what if one is working in a different industry that doesn’t …

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3D Printed Biomaterials, and the first 3D printed organ

One of the new trends within the additive manufacturing sector is bioprinting (otherwise known as 3D printed biomaterials) which has shown promising results when looking to duplicate living tissue such as skin, bone and internal organs. The principle is similar to 3D printing by laser, layer-by-layer and extrusion. The materials used in the process are …

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5 ways to be a More Efficient Mechanical Design Engineer

Productivity within the mechanical engineering sector is not the same as that in for example supply chain management or factory production. The design process in particularly can be hectic and it is the variable that most impacts results. It is more about the process than the final result, even when working on a quantified intelligent …

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Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry

You know a trend transitioned from a hobbyist tool and news candy to solid production asset when aeronautics and aerospace officially start using it. Additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D Printing) crossed that milestone some time ago for several industries. The aero field is now making additive manufacturing the way of tomorrow and as …

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Going Back to the Classroom: How hard can it be?

So you have decided to go back to university (going back to the classroom), get a proper Bachelor, a Masters or enroll in a PhD on the side? Congratulations, you obviously have good intentions. Building on it will require a conjoined effort, from you, from close ones sharing your day-to-day life, from professors and from …

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Makerspace: Center of Medical Innovation

We previously spoke about the subject of Makerspace and the objectives, visions and way in which it can create inspiring workplaces. The ability to bring together an array of people with differing skills and experience, but one common goal, has already created businesses and employment opportunities which would not otherwise exist today. One of the …

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Bridges of Communication : Bringing Science to the Public

As news about the Paris agreement starts to filter through the system, the controversial stand of a significant portion of the population over climate change becomes clear as do the conflicts of interest that don’t have to exist. Can science help? When it comes to science,  renewable energy and their economic potential, we are faced …

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5 Top Places for Mechanical Engineering Academic Research

It may not be common knowledge but almost all research and scientific progress takes place in universities around the world. While universities are obviously associated with further education they house some of the latest ground breaking mechanical engineering academic research programs. We have chosen some of our favorites among the many promising endeavors from around …

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