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Mechanical Engineering

Definition

Mechanical Engineering is a branch of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science and which is used in the analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of various systems. This field of engineering requires a solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials science and energy.

Altran’s role involves the creation of new mechanical engineering activities and services for clients, as well as the optimisation of existing activities. Altran is renowned for its skills and expertise and proposes a global services offering. Our mechanical systems solutions cover a wide range of sectors including automobiles, construction, complex machinery in general and transport (planes, aviation structures and spatial systems; automotive and train, etc), as well as energy production systems (development of renewable energy and nuclear power systems).

Our customers' needs

  • The support of specialists with a solid understanding of the specific characteristics of the client’s product segment
  • The ability to benefit from the expertise of a mixed team of engineers and technicians
  • Supplier flexibility (ranging from answering isolated needs to providing global project management solutions) the advantages of having access to a great diversity of delivery models
  • Shared responsibilities via work packages managed by suppliers
  • Global project outsourcing, from study phase to production/application (outsourcing/offshoring)
  • More innovation due to shorter product cyclesCost-effective suppliers

Five main technological areas in the field of Mechanics

Our business offering to address your technological challenges

Addressing technological and industrial challenges

Innovation: concept / design of a new Product Architecture Platform

  • Multiphysics CAE-driven design approach
  • Development of in-house tools and technology to support new product development
  • Integration of advanced decision support systems
  • Knowledge management approach
  • Partner in the development of complex systems.
  • Focus on energy production systems, such as wind turbines
  • Scientific instrumentation and facilities
  • Mechanical ground support equipment
  • Market-led engineering
  • Network of front and back offices with near/offshore platforms.
  • Standardisation of methods and tools to meet QCD objectives Risk- and gain-sharing contracting models