New product development and production cycles are moving faster and faster. To keep up with multiple project deadlines, a Design Engineer needs reliable resources that are just a click away. PBC Linear is striving to be that resource for linear motion components, but there are a lot of other “FREE” tools out there on the web. I conducted an informal survey with some of the PBC Linear engineers to find out what they had bookmarked as their favorites. Here they are …
A leading source for free downloads of specifications, handbooks, and documents for government and military standards.
Used by 23,000 engineers each day, there are over 85,000 searchable data sheets available covering a wide range of material specifications.
A broad based site that covers engineering principles, equations, and more for disciplines ranging from mechanics to acoustics and from drawing tools to HVAC systems.
A variety of online calculators, videos, news, and data designed to help support the fast paced world of design engineering.
Without exception, the #1 site that our engineering staff refers to is Google. With the entire world feeding the results, sometimes weeding through them can be interesting, but usually it’s a matter of trying a different search term or combination of keywords to come up with the answers needed.
Let us know if you discover a gem that makes your life easier or what other general engineering sites are out there that you find valuable?