What are the best resources to learn VHDL?
What I'm struggling with is learning how to write VHDL code in an optimized, industry-level way. Currently in my courses, I can write VHDL code and it'll work properly, but according to my professor, "if I were to write code like this in the industry, I'd be fired swiftly."
Submitted November 30, 2017 at 05:21PM by SaysSimmon
via reddit http://ift.tt/2BmRnqr
Engineer at a crossroads
After graduating as a mechanical engineer from university I have been working for only the one company for 7 years. I'm currently working there as a project engineer and I'm just finding myself falling out of love with engineering. I don't enjoy the work I'm doing anymore, I'm frustrated with dealing with unreasonable clients, I can't stand the frequent travel and I just feel physically and emotionally drained. I feel I don't get enough support from my colleagues at my current company and on several occasions I've had to to either cancel or shorten my time off, so I've barely had any holidays since I've been here. I just feel my career and life are just stagnating just being here and I contemplate resigning every day. I'm at the stage where I don't know if I should find another engineering job elsewhere or whether I explore a new career altogether (even though I have no idea what else I could do with my skills). I was wondering if any fellow engineers have been through something similar and can provide some advice.
Submitted November 30, 2017 at 03:28PM by 1k988
via reddit http://ift.tt/2iuDK4u
Injection molding : ring/crescent shaped nozzle type?
My company is trying to improve our current (up to) 45 year old injection mold designs for PP syringe cylinders, by getting rid of cold runner and semi-hotrunner concepts. I am considering if it possible to eliminate the need for all runners/sprues completely by having a nozzle for direct injection for every cavity.
However, I need to find a way to have at least two symmetrical injection points into the cylinder cavity, so the cylinders won't start curving because of unsymmetrical tension. This means that unless there exist some kind of crescent or ringshaped nozzle that allows direct dual injection into the cavity in the center, then I will be forced to use a semi-hotrunner concept again. Does this nozzle concept even exist yet?
Submitted November 30, 2017 at 04:29PM by CookiemonsterDK
via reddit http://ift.tt/2kgN9gU
To get a PhD or not?
I’m currently enrolled in an accelerated masters program, so I’ll be graduating with my bs and m eng in electrical engineering in May 2019. I did a little research, and depending on the school, my coursework from my m eng could be carried over towards a PhD so I wouldn’t have to spend as much time taking courses. I only began considering it when I started taking higher level courses where it’s stuff I enjoy and care about.
My main concerns are really about the social aspects of the degree. Is it worth staying poor while all my friends have jobs that pay 2-3x my stipend? I’ve talked to some professors at my school, and they estimate that I’d be done by the time I’m 24. It’d be only another 3 years or so if I choose to stay at my current school. (They will take my masters as 24 credits toward a 72 credit PhD program, so I’d technically only have to take 12 credits of coursework). I also worry about it consuming my entire life, but that’s what any job can do to you I guess.
Soooo, is it worth it for you engineering doctors out there??
Submitted November 30, 2017 at 03:36PM by novastar32
via reddit http://ift.tt/2Au2aST
[Engineering] Hey guys, i am finishing up my accounting degree and have done an internship but i hate it. I was going to apply to grad schools to get my masters in risk mangement but upon doing more research i saw that you need to graduate an ivy league or top school to get a job in it. Im pretty…
Good at math and have always been interested in chemical engineering but i see the market isnt so hot for it now? Would you guys recommend going back to school for engineering? I am 20 years old, am i too late for it now? Do you engineers enjoy your job? Hows the pay and hows the work/life balance? Thank you for reading
Submitted November 30, 2017 at 03:37PM by Gole_The_Shredder
via reddit http://ift.tt/2AroNaF
How to choose a needle valve? I have no idea other than pressure rating.
I would like to get cheaper without safety or performance problems. Will deal with liquid gases and oil and need minimum 3k psi headroom. Gradations would be cool.
Submitted November 30, 2017 at 03:09PM by calnick0
via reddit http://ift.tt/2issuG5
Does anyone here work with simple Rankine cycles?
I'm working on my thermodynamics project and I'm trying to find data from someone who works with Rankine cycles.
If you could give us the temperatures and the pressures of the 4 different states of a simple Rankine cycle or maybe give me a website of a company I can get them from.
Submitted November 30, 2017 at 02:47PM by j10f20mh
via reddit http://ift.tt/2ArjuIh