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Mechanical Engineering Web Resources

Mechanical Engineering Web Resources

Mechanical Engineering Web Resources

I am developing an intranet website for our engineering department and would like to include a section on helpful websites for engineers...things like online calculators, design resources, standards..etc.  We are mainly mechanical engineers and do alot of machine design with motion control invlovled.  
So please post any helpful/reference websites that you find useful in your daily engineering work.


RE: Mechanical Engineering Web Resources

The ones I "use" are:

Eng-tips.com (of course)



Sure there are pleny others out there, so will keep an eye on this post for others.

RE: Mechanical Engineering Web Resources

Personally, I would add the links to (all of) the preferred vendors of your company.  Also include the everyday links to find general parts such as
www.mcmaster.com and

My favorite one, in case you need military specifications, is http://assist.daps.mil, where you can download, for free, several military specifications.

I assume you're using a CAD system.  A link to their homepage may be beneficial.  Often times they have little tips and tricks which may be of benefit to your engineers to glance at occasionally.

Don't forget about other popular organizations: www.asme.org, web.ansi.org, www.sae.org, www.osha.gov, www.uspto.gov, www.nspe.org, www.thomasregister.com.

My favorite material and fastener sites: www.matweb.com & www.boltscience.com

I should just send you my favorites folder.


RE: Mechanical Engineering Web Resources

Hi Motorhead:

Here are a few more suggestions:

http://www.techstreet.com - standards, books etc.
http://www.geonetservices.com - online applications
http://www.waveone.com - online applications
http://www.redvector.com - online courses
http://www.verticalnet.com - engineering
http://www.myplant.com - engineering
http://www.engineering-e.com - CAD/CAE


Visit the Engineering Software web site -- http://members.aol.com/engware -- where you can find free on-line calculators, demos and other material/information related to energy conversion systems (power and propulsion) ...

RE: Mechanical Engineering Web Resources

For structural analysis of machine components, I like http://euler9.tripod.com/.
For military specifications, I like http://stinet.dtic.mil/str/dodiss4_fields.html.
For forum, I like http://groups.google.com/groups?group=sci.engr.mech.
For looking up detailed technical answers, I like http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search.
For web page searches, I like http://www.google.com/advanced_search or http://www.altavista.com/sites/search/adv.

RE: Mechanical Engineering Web Resources

Try my web site www.gowelding.com it contains information on:-

Welding standards
Welded joint design calculations
Fatigue of welded joints
Basic Fracture mechanics
And more
+ links to many other sites

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