Engineering design is a central and challenging area of learning within engineering education.By carefully developing fundamental topics such as statics, strength of materials and dynamics, machine elements, materials testing, descriptive geometry and engineering drawings, students are prepared for subsequent professional activities.
The educational objective of the “Engineering Drawing” course is the presentation of specific applications and the use of real workpieces and standard parts. The intention is to teach technical communication skills and to develop the real-world drawing tasks from a wider technological environment.
Engineering animations such as cutaway models are ideally suited to representing processes and functions. GUNT uses up-to-date original parts for its cutaway models. Movement and switching functions are maintained.
Connecting elements are used when the components in the machine are intended to be fixed firmly to each other. Fixing screws, rivets and studs are discrete elements that are usually detachable and can be reused.
Bearing elements can absorb and divert forces, secure rotary motion of shafts and axles, and allow axial guiding of shafts. A distinction is made between slide bearings and roller bearings depending on the design.
Complex machine elements used to alter the motion variables of path, velocity and acceleration are known as conversion elements or gears.
Using assembly exercises links engineering communication to the associated technical operations such as assembly and manufacturing. In this way, theoretical and practical learning content supports the skills of reading and understanding drawings, graphs and schematics.