Guide to Mechanical Design and Engineering Terminology


If you're background is not one that has you familiar with commonly used terms in mechanical design, mechanical engineering, product development, CAD, or manufacturing, this page might be useful to you. Basically, it's intended to be a laypersons guide to the words and phrases that I'm used to using on a daily basis. This is mean to give you just enough information to be dangerous, or more importantly, have a basic background before you approach someone for help in this area. Feel free to add suggestions in the comments for other words and phrases and I'll do my best to keep [...]