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Mark Huebner

Top 5 FREE Engineering Reference Sites

September 08, 2011 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by Mark Huebner

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 …

5.       http://www.everyspec.com

A leading source for free downloads of specifications, handbooks, and documents for government and military standards.

 

4.       http://www.matweb.com

Used by 23,000 engineers each day, there are over 85,000 searchable data sheets available covering a wide range of material specifications.

 

3.       http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com

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.

 

2.       http://www.engineersedge.com

A variety of online calculators, videos, news, and data designed to help support the fast paced world of design engineering.

 

1.       http://www.google.com

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.Linear Motion Google

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? 

 
 

 

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