Even though modern industries, such as in the IT sector, have become important in the past several decades, engineering has been the backbone of society for over two centuries now. The automotive and aviation industries, manufacturing or civil engineering have been here far before computers, smartphones and software.
The language solution for engineering industries must be, as with other industries, tailored to specific needs. Some translations are read by end consumers and some by other engineers and scientists. The style and format is crucial for understanding a text correctly.
The most common engineering industries:
No other industry had that big of an impact on the 20th century than the automotive industry. In this day and age it is the most used form of transportation. Even though the empty gas tank symbol is understood around the world, manuals, marketing material and today even the car's software and UI need a perfect translation.
Air travel is the fastest solution if someone needs to get to the other side of the globe. As with the automotive industry, it has gone through rapid development in the 20th century. Airport mechanics, airplane engineers as well as pilots rely on (our) translations. Without them, flying would not be the safest form of transportation.
Products do not magically appear out of thin air. Raw materials have to be transformed by hand or by machine into finished goods. The industrial revolution brought manufacturing at a large scale and current globalization trends require manufacturers to supply a localized products to the entire globe.
Operating machinery, processes in factories and other application management does not require much human intervention. Automation saves labor, energy and even materials. These processes must work the same in Europe as well as in Asia, Africa and the Americas and precise translation of software, hardware and user guides achieves this.
The chemical industry consists of companies that convert industrial chemical into specialty product as well as consumer products like soaps and cosmetics. The reach and significance of oil refineries, water purifier plants and other chemical facilities is not limited by country lines. Working with chemicals requires precision and awareness and translations have to obey the same principles.