Mechanical Technology Trends 2023
Technology is gradually forming and developing, and along with it, the skills of engineers in this field have changed significantly since then. So, what mechanical engineering trends will shape this field in the future?

Mechanical Technology Trends 2023

Overview of the Mechanical Industry

Mechanical engineering first emerged during the Industrial Revolution. The industry has developed comprehensively, specializing in various fields. Technological expertise has become the backbone of societal production, providing equipment, machine tools, power systems, etc., across all economic sectors. Mechanical technology plays a vital role in the global and Vietnamese economies. As technology evolves, the skills required for engineers in this field have also changed significantly. So, how has mechanical technology progressed in 2023, and what trends will shape the future of this industry?

Rise of Additive Manufacturing Trends

Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is reshaping global manufacturing activities. This growth will continue to impact the mechanical sector, particularly in efforts to create sustainable materials and flexible 3D printing systems. Current and future mechanical engineers can benefit from this growing trend by focusing on Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) skills. With the global 3D printing market expected to reach over $51 billion by 2030, the coming years provide an excellent opportunity for both new and experienced mechanical engineers to leverage this growth.

New Applications of Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Although computer-aided design (CAD) support for design is not a new trend, how engineers can apply this software is undergoing significant changes. Cloud-based CAD platforms enable real-time collaboration, and innovative design features use artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to provide various design possibilities based on predefined criteria. CAD is not limited to mold design but has become a tool for everything, from performance simulation to overall design and digital integration.

Application of Digital Twins Technology Physical models and prototypes have been an industry standard for decades, but they can be time-consuming and labor-intensive to create. Digital twin technology, equipped with virtual sensors, allows mechanical engineers to subject their products to performance and pressure tests without the need to create new prototypes for each test. Information collected in the digital space can be used to refine the physical counterpart in the material world.

Smart Systems and Automation Automation is another aspect beginning to have a significant impact on most engineering and manufacturing fields. Traditional mechanical engineers may face challenges in adapting to this change. Automation is becoming a valuable tool for handling monotonous or hazardous tasks in the field. Rather than exposing humans to risks, automated systems can perform similar tasks. This upgrade in mechanical processing methods also enhances quality.

Other IoT Applications

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially. In addition to smart home technology, there is also Industrial IoT, where mechanical engineering plays a crucial role. Implementing IoT systems depends heavily on communication between old machinery and new sensors. Bridging the technological gap between the two sides is a challenge, especially for companies using the same equipment for decades. Mechanical engineers will need to collaborate with other teams to maximize communication capabilities between machines and improve IoT implementation in the workplace. This, in turn, enhances the production efficiency of high-quality products and components in a shorter time frame.

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