7 Engineering Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

2020 promises to be an exciting year for engineering, as proven by the trends that we will be talking about in this article.


Artificial Intelligence

When it comes to the biggest engineering trends that will disrupt the industry in 2020, one of the most important is the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Engineers will use this technology to understand the market and to create better products. Through a combination of both software and hardware components, engineers will change the way they carry out their jobs.


Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) can change modern engineering. Using connected products will have a wide array of applications in the engineering sector. It can help reduce costs of operations while also increasing revenues. In the same way, applying IoT in the engineering sector can also significantly improve the quality of service and the outcomes.



In a report published by Deloitte, one of the highlights is that robots will be more common in the engineering industry this 2020. From mechanical arms to autonomous rovers, robotics will help improve efficiency and productivity in the worksite. The cost of implementing this technology can be steep, but it will be worth every dollar.


Big Data and Analytics

We are living in an age of data. For engineers, it is a constant struggle to deal with the massive data that confronts them. With this, big data and analytics can help in making sense of available information, such as how it can facilitate faster completion of a project. To make well-informed decisions, however, it is important to be aware of the impact data science essentials can have on a business.



Similar to its applications in the construction industry, drones will also help improve the work of engineers. Using drones in engineering projects can be helpful when it comes to cost reduction, improving the quality of work, promoting safety, and improving monitoring. Using drones on the site will be like having more pairs of eyes to man the workforce.


Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has been generating buzz in many industries, and this year, it is expected to be bigger in the engineering sector. Engineers can use a shared pool of computing resources, which can result in a significant cost reduction. There’s no need to hire full-time IT staff or invest in expensive IT hardware. To add, engineers can also enjoy state-of-the-art data security features.


3D Printing

The engineering sector is expected to be one of the biggest global adopters of 3D printing. This will change the way engineers will present their projects. This is also a great way to save costs. The production of 3D prints has shorter lead times compared to conventional methods, such as machining and casting.


From artificial intelligence to 3D casting, this post talked about some of the most notable trends that will have a huge impact on engineering this 2020. Embracing these trends is crucial to demonstrating the ability to keep up with the changing times.

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