10 of the Best Instagrams to Follow for Engineers

July 7, 2016

Whether you are looking for something to blow your mind or laugh at a classic meme that your friends would stare at blankly wondering what could possibly be so funny, we’ve got you covered. We searched the internet to bring to you the top 10 best engineering Instagrams that you should follow

1. Mechanical Engineer

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Mechanical Engineer brings to you all sorts of cool mechanical features with an interesting description. Of course, they add a dash of meme here and there to keep things interesting

2. Engineering Republic

This account analyzes many aspects of engineering from the aerodynamics of a raindrop, to how to shoot like Stephen Curry.

3. Engineering Memes

What would engineering even be if it weren’t for procrastinating till 2am to start a paper? Well, we will assist your procrastination ethics a little more, but at least now you can do it with a smile on your face.

4. Civil Engineering Discoveries

Of course, we cannot forget our civil engineers. Here you can take a look at some amazing feats of engineering, condensed into one Instagram account.

5. Construction Memes

Of course I have summer plans🤑

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So technically it is not an engineering account, but it is still incredibly funny. Besides, there is nothing wrong with a little bit of memery.

6. Science

Here you can check out and learn about all the newest experiments and discoveries that are going on. A great account for a daily dose of mindblown.

7. World of Engineering

Friction welding (FRW) is a solid-state welding process that generates heat through mechanical friction between workpieces in relative motion to one another, with the addition of a lateral force called "upset" to plastically displace and fuse the materials. Technically, because no melt occurs, friction welding is not actually a welding process in the traditional sense, but a forgingtechnique. However, due to the similarities between these techniques and traditional welding, the term has become common. Friction welding is used with metals and thermoplastics in a wide variety of aviation and automotive applications. Benefits: The combination of fast joining times (on the order of a few seconds), and direct heat input at the weld interface, yields relatively small heat-affected zones. Friction welding techniques are generally melt-free, which mitigates grain growth in engineered materials, such as high-strength heat-treated steels. Another advantage is that the motion tends to "clean" the surface between the materials being welded, which means they can be joined with less preparation. During the welding process, depending on the method being used, small pieces of the plastic or metal will be forced out of the working mass (flash). It is believed that the flash carries away debris and dirt. Another advantage of friction welding is that it allows dissimilar materials to be joined. This is particularly useful in aerospace, where it is used to join lightweight aluminum stock to high-strength steels. Normally the wide difference in melting points of the two materials would make it impossible to weld using traditional techniques, and would require some sort of mechanical connection. Friction welding provides a "full strength" bond with no additional weight. Other common uses for these sorts of bi-metal joins is in the nuclear industry, where copper-steel joints are common in the reactor cooling systems; and in the transport of cryogenic fluids, where friction welding has been used to join aluminum alloys to stainless steels and high-nickel-alloy materials for cryogenic-fluid piping and containment vessels. #worldofengineering #engineering #engineer #science #welding

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Another daily dose of awesome to give you further insight into the amazing world of engineering.

8. NASA

Of course, we can not forget NASA. They post daily updating their account on what they are doing, what is new, and other incredibly interesting facts that they’d like to share.

9. Electrical Engineering

Another pic of the biggest plane in the world. The AN-225 Mriya #beautifulengineering

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Engineering is an art, one that is beautifully showcased in many aspects on the beautiful engineering Instagram.

10. Interesting Engineering

Of course, we are proud to showcase our Instagram! It is jam packed with amazing engineering and up to date inventions that are sure to blow your mind. There are daily posts to keep you interested and in the loop.

We hope you will enjoy these accounts as much as we do. However, make sure not to check these out on a test day- we know you procrastinate already, these will only induce that further.

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