R&D stands for research & development. Design is also a part of R&D. When doing design we make new products with existing technologies the amount of investments in the manufacturing field is only going to increase. This means there will be a greater need for computer aided design engineers. Also many multinational companies invest in R&D in the country. These companies need several designers to help them realise their design views. Having said that, a number of engineering service companies have also emerged in the recent past that mainly focus on providing design support. So with all this in mind it has a bright future in India.
Today, the business environment is competitive, and it is essential for a manufacturer to maintain error-free production and reduced ‘time to market' to stay ahead of competitors. the need for processes that deliver high-quality products within compressed development schedules at very low costs.CAD/CAM/CAE has emerged as a critical application for manufacturers. CAD/CAM/CAE is an evergreen branch of engineering.
CAD/CAM/CAE plays a vital role right from the stage of conceiving of the idea to designing the product with aesthetic appeal to developing the product level drawings and lastly to the validation/analysis stage. CAD/CAM/CAE is the integral part of today's product development and product lifecycle. The multifold capabilities of the application empower engineers with better visualisation and data handling tools necessary to create efficient products.
CAD/CAM/CAE trained professionals can make their career in the following industries:
· Automotive industry
· Sheet metal industry
· Plastics mould making industry
· Press tools/dies
· Pressure die castings
· Reverse engineering
· Software developers for CAD/CAM applications
· Customisation projects
· CAD/CAM Manager
· Machine Tool operator
· Metal and Plastic machinist
· Aerospace engineer
· CAD/CAM Software Development
· CAD/CAM Software Maintenance and Troubleshooting
· Aerospace Technician
· CAD/CAM Marketing and Sales
· Internet Development and Consulting
· Architectural Designer
· Medical Imaging systems