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Does Mechanical Engineering make a big impact on the world?

How much would it affect things?

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Ms. Ray’s Answer

Yes! Just about everything you use today came from a manufacturing plant of some kind. Withing those plants mechanical engineering has likely touched at least some aspect, from the design of the equipment to its continued maintenance and repair. I am a mechanical engineer who works in the reliability field and a large part of my job is to help find and alleviate systematic issues that cause manufacturing plants to not produce whatever good(s) they produce on time at the quantities needed. This could be anything from getting you amazon shipment on time to making sure that covid or flu vaccines are being produced and shipped at quantities needed around the world.
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Atul’s Answer

It does. Think about automation of anything that is made in the factory. Whether it is a car, drugs, or any industrial product including Amazon/FedEx warehouses which does sorting and delivers.
This is a combination of software engineering along with mechanical engineering to make robots or any automation.
My background is in the software but took many courses where mechanical engineering was applied including drafting. Nowadays it is done via software.
I recommend dual major mechanical + computer engineering.
You will never have to worry about putting food on the table.
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Tricia’s Answer

Well - my personal career, I've made sodium hydroxide (found in a lot of personal care products and used to manufacture almost every other facility I've worked in), liner board for those cardboard boxes that FedEx delivers, fluff that goes inside diapers, methylmethacrylate (low VOC paints and car coatings and plexiglass and hot tubs), and bread yeast. Yeah, most of these facilities can survive without a mechanical engineer. But all of them got to the point where they needed one to maintain the equipment to keep producing things that people need.
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Stella’s Answer

I am not in engineering field, yet I admire all the people that have the vision to create all the new improvements needed in this world. Think how far along have we come on prosthetics or AI and all the technology we have now. All this was engineered to improve everyone's lives. I would like to share a link to amazing website for all future engineers to see how one idea can change the future for better. The website is called "Interesting Engineering " https://interestingengineering.com/ . You can also look it up on YouTube . Engineering is amazing field with unlimited potential. No matter the specialization your imagination turns into creation.
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