Without electrical engineers and electrical systems, our day wouldn't run as smoothly as it does now. The car you drive into the office, the computer you use for work, and even the dinner you cook at night uses electrical systems. Therefore, most businesses have to think about how to incorporate these systems into their product designs. From home power systems to smartphones, engineers who understand the flow of electricity and can execute electrical system plans are worth their weight in gold.
When you sit down to plan out a new product or residential project, an electrical engineer can help you think beyond aesthetics to begin to address how your product or project will ultimately function.
Addressing electrical systems during your design process is one of the most critical things you will do. Any errors can result in costly repairs and can even create a dangerous situation for builders, manufacturing employees, and customers. Therefore, it is pivotal to find the right design professional for this stage in the process.
This step is where our team at Cad Crowd can come in to help. Our goal is to vet freelance designers and engineers so you don't have to. We understand that you don't have the time to sift through hundreds of resumes or hold dozens of interviews. This reason is why we have helped to connect exceptional design professionals with driven entrepreneurs over the past decade.
So, why else is electrical engineering professionals necessary, and how can our team help? Stay tuned below.
At its simplest, electrical engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the technology of electricity. Electrical engineering is a broad topic and involves a variety of subtypes. This field could include working with small components like batteries or microchips, all the way up to handling industrial-sized generators.
Since the 19th century, inventors and visionaries like Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla have furthered the discipline and helped to get us where we are today. Now, electrical engineers work to figure out how to sustainably light up cities or power massive cargo ships, a far cry beyond Edison's light bulb or Tesla's induction motor. As a result, it is not difficult to understand why the sophistication of today's electrical systems requires an expert eye.
So, what does an electrical engineer actually do? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, electrical engineers test, develop, and supervise the production of electrical equipment. Therefore, if something runs on electricity, an electrical engineer had something to do with the planning and design of the product.
Nevertheless, not only do these professionals offer support during the design process, but they will also likely help to develop avenues to test and monitor the functionality of the product or device. The work of an electrical engineer can save you much money down the road. However, you first have to find the right professional.
This step is one Cad Crowd wants to help you with. There are a variety of ways we can help you find the right person for your project. For a look into how we do this, visit our How It Works page. We know that you have a business to run and we want to make it easier for you to find the exceptional design help that you need.
As stated above, electrical engineering involves a wide range of related subfields. Knowing the subtypes of electrical engineering can help you to understand the design assistance you require.
Here are the standard subfields of electrical engineering:
As technology continues to evolve, so will the electrical systems and subtypes associated with this field. Our freelance designers and engineers understand this and are consistently staying current on the various technologies and principles related to these ever-changing subtypes and relevant fields. As a result, you need an engineer who is aware of the required regulations and safety standards associated with each area and the field of electrical engineering as a whole.
Additionally, your designer has to be aware of electronic theory, related mathematical concepts, and computer-aided design (CAD) principles and software tools. These professionals have to take technical ideas and systems and make them understandable for building contractors and those who will be working with these devices.
Therefore, the goal is to look for the best candidate who can bring these elements to your next project. Our team is more than willing to help you move through our platform of talent to find someone who can handle your specific electrical engineering project. Regardless of your needs, we want to be a resource in finding the right fit for your job.
Not sure where to begin? Well, take a look at the variety of electrical engineering services offered by our freelancers. If you do not see something on the list, be sure to check out our Services page, or reach out to our team directly.
PCB design—PCB boards are an integral part of the electrical engineering process. These tools hold together all internal electrical components. They are simpler to assemble and are less error-prone than other electrical wiring techniques.
Product engineering—Electrical engineers are going to play a significant part in this entire process. You want to ensure that the professional you choose can integrate their work into your product engineering cycle. Consumer tastes are ever-changing and developing a product that meets their expectations involves sound and expert electrical engineering techniques.
Reverse engineering—Deconstructing an object can tell a lot about its functionality, as well as what can be done to optimize it for a new audience. Not only does this apply to the aesthetics of an object, but it also relates to the electrical components. Having an engineer conduct a reverse engineering process can give you the insights you need to improve the safety or operation of a product.
Electronic product design—How do you ensure an electronic device functions safely while also providing an exceptional experience for the end-user? This step is where electronic product design comes into play. Your designer must understand how to develop electrical systems that can enhance the user's experience, while also aiding in functionality. Our global network of pre-vetted designers can offer their exceptional assistance during this step.
In addition to these services we also offer:
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Electrical engineering design is a critical part of quality engineered applications and components. Our engineers have worked on everything from appliances, building wiring, and electric power stations, to computer hardware and telecommunication systems. Whatever the nature of your project, we've got the expertise you need.
Unlike conventional electrical engineering companies, Cad Crowd connects you with a broad range of design professionals. Our roster of experts includes architects; civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers; 3D modelers; and 3D freelance drafting professionals. We also offer USPTO patent search and patent application services for inventors and entrepreneurs.
Interested in crowdsourcing? We also offer crowdsourced design contests. Simply provide the design community a detailed description of your project and pick an appropriate prize amount. You set the prize, you choose the winners, and you pay only for the winning designs.
You won't find the same breadth of qualified design services anywhere else! Get an estimate now, and connect with a professional freelance engineer who can help custom tailor a solution to your electronics and electrical design projects.