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Can I make it as a freelance mechanical engineering consultant?

I have a BS in mechanical engineering and a couple years experience performing FEA simulations for a company in the US military/aerospace industry. I recently found out that there are consulting firms out there charging a lot of money for the same type of services I perform. If possible, I'd like to get my PE license and begin offering my services on a freelance basis. If I can do that successfully, I'd like to form my own consulting firm. My main concern is that I won't be able to find clients. How can I find my way into this market? I've heard that a lot of CAD work is being outsourced and I'm not sure if the demand for these services is really there. I've searched for mechanical engineering listings on freelance sites but I've mostly found low paying odd jobs. My ideal customers would be legitimate companies that need reliable FEA services but are small enough to not have their own mechanical engineer. How can I find these customers? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
posted by PeterKlayton on Oct 3, 2013 - 4 answers

After Kitty Hawk: First Aerospace Programs

Which aerospace program came first: the one at MIT or the one at the University of Michigan? [more inside]
posted by Francolin on Aug 26, 2013 - 3 answers

How do I go from one kind of nerd to another?

What steps should I take to switch to the aerospace industry from the academic world? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on May 21, 2013 - 9 answers

The hamsters go in this end and the cans of stew come out the other

What is this machine appearing in a 1950 space exploration movie? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Where could I leap if I need to?

Help a Systems Engineer plan to hop industries or skip career tracks altogether. Without going backwards, that is. Or at least let me know which of my goals are unrealistic. (lots more inside with details galore) [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Feb 24, 2010 - 2 answers

What would the USAF do with a guy with an engineering master's?

If I joined the US Air Force Reserve with a master's degree in aerospace engineering from a good school, what kind of work would they put me in? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Feb 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me not be ignorant about satellites (and stuff)

Can anyone point me to a good aerospace/defense industry blog? [more inside]
posted by universal_qlc on Feb 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Is there a term to describe fiction about the space race and planetary colonization?

Is there a single term to describe fiction stories that are focused on the space race and planetary colonization? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga on Dec 2, 2007 - 9 answers

ad astra per aspera

What's it like working for NASA these days? What will it be like in 5-10 years? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Nov 9, 2007 - 21 answers

Music video about an aerospace engineer

Seeking a music video about a daydreaming aerospace engineer in the 1950s. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by tss on Nov 14, 2006 - 1 answer

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