Have you ever wondered where the nice mulch in the parks comes from? Or how notebook paper is recycled? How about how car engines are made or bicycle parts are formed?
General Kinematics equipment is involved in lots of different processes that you might not even realize exist! GK needs smart mechanical engineers (that’s where you come in!) who can design, build, and test our machines. Our machines are involved in lots of different processes and industries to automate and make work safer for customers.
Whenever you buy or use almost any product, you can be sure that a mechanical engineer was involved in making it. Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering fields. That’s because a mechanical engineer’s work varies by industry and by the type of work.
In the foundry or metals industry, our shaker tables move big metal castings through the facility with a side motion so that it’s not so noisy or loud. In the recycling industry, our screens shake up Construction & Demolition waste and separate the smaller pieces from the larger pieces. In all of these applications, engineers are involved to make sure our machines fit the space available, accomplish the job it’s designed for, and to ensure the customer’s process was improved.
Want to be a future GK engineer?
Start working on your math skills. Complex mathematical computations are involved in calculating not only how our equipment works, but how it’s also involved in the process flow (throughputs, movement, and more). Also start working on your computer skills. GK engineers use the latest Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software. With this powerful software, they are able to simulate new designs, as well as change existing designs to keep our equipment running smoothly.
Finally GK mechanical engineers study lots of things in college from Physics, dynamics and statics, to strength of materials, heat transfer and more. It’s also helpful if you are able to understand and apply concepts from chemistry and electrical engineering.
To learn more about the science behind GK’s equipment visit our Two-Mass Advantage page , this page that teaches you about “kinematics” or click on “The Power of Vibration” button below to interact with a GK Screen!
Watch the Future GK Engineer paper plane being built!