Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering, simply put, is the application of principles and problem-solving techniques of engineering from the designing to the manufacturing to the marketplace for any product. This branch of engineering involves design, production, and operation of machinery.

At Ratio Product Lab, we understand mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis and electricity. These core principles, along with tools like computer-aided design and product lifecycle management, are used to design and analyze a variety of products. This can include transport systems, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, heating and cooling equipment, and much more.

Mechanical engineering can be dated back several thousands of years; however, it was defined as a field during the Industrial Revolution during the 18th century in Europe. This field continues to grow rapidly and is continually evolving to incorporate advancements in technology. This is why at Ratio, we pride ourselves on our continuing education and also working towards advancements in this field.

Modern Tools

Our mechanical engineers use the latest computer-aided engineering (CAE) technology. We strive to use the most advanced hardware and software during the design and analysis process including creating 2D and 3D modeling using computer-aided design (CAD). By incorporating these programs there are many benefits which include the ability to create virtual assemblies of parts, and the ease of use in designing mating interfaces and tolerances.

By using CAE programs, a mechanical engineer can move quickly through the process to design and develop a product that will meet the expected cost, and performance demands. A physical prototype will not have to be created until the design process nears the end. This also allows for thousands of designs to be evaluated as opposed to only a few. Another benefit to using CAE is that the analysis programs can show problems or complications in the design that cannot be fixed by hand. The product can be re-designed and the problem eliminated before prototyping.

Design and Drafting

Our mechanical engineers will draft a technical drawing for the design products and create manufacturing instructions. Once we have completed the technical drawings, they will list all required materials, assembly notes, and dimensions necessary to manufacture a part. Once the instructions are completed, we will enter them into the necessary machinery, manually, or using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).

Our mechanical engineers may design a component, a machine, a system, or a process. This can range from the smallest products to something much larger. Whatever your need or your product, Ratio can manufacture anything with moving parts, and your product can benefit greatly from the expertise of our mechanical engineers.