Precision engineering is a type of engineering design that implies overall stability. This also includes and parts that have a low tolerance. To understand the purpose of it, you must first have a full understanding of what it’s all about.
There are a few terms that you must first become familiar with so you can understand what precision engineering is all about. The first term is dimension, which basically means any physical factor that can be measured. This all includes speed, humidity, temperature, space, distance and so on. The second term is low tolerance which is used in engineering a lot. This refers to being unable to function if one of these dimensions is changed or altered in any way. The last term that is used is overall stability, which as you guessed it, means that the whole engineering design is highly tolerant.
To really grasp the concept of precision engineering is not that hard if you have heard it in the right context. A really good example when it comes to the context, is if you take a modern day car. We all know it has an overall stability and it’s not going to suddenly stop working from outside factors like distance between the car and another object. Now look at the engine. If one part is slightly moved then it’s not going to function at all. Some of these parts need extreme precision to function and this includes moving them by microns.
Let us list a few industries that have flourished all thanks to the revolutionary technology that is precision engineering. The first would most definitely be health care with scalpels and other tools that were once used in surgeries on the brain and eyes. These have mostly been replaced with laser technology thanks to this engineering. The second would be travel machine designs with planes and jets – now the safest way to travel thanks to being made with precision tools. Cars have also remained at decent prices because of the ever evolving technology that goes into bettering them. Last but not least, electric engineering and this would include any smart watches, laptops, tablets and smartphones, none of which would exist if it wasn’t for precision engineering.
So what makes precision engineering so important is that it has been the backbone of industrial technology for the last century. Most of us don’t even realize just how integrated this technology has become in our everyday lives. This kind of engineering is used to give us access to electricity, fuel efficient cars, computers, aeroplanes and so many more groundbreaking things. Most of us live our day to day lives and take for granted just how much this technology has done for us for granted.