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BE 385 Engineering Design and Optimization for Biological Systems

Finding Product Information

Online sources are usually the best way to find information on companies and their products

 IQS Directory    A manufacturing search listing that connects engineers and buyers to different manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers throughout North America.

ThomasNet is primarily a directory of industrial products and services. However it has expanded to include additional industrial information. It provides access to the products and services of over 650, 000 industrial companies. ThomasNet can be searched by product category, keyword, brand name, and company name. In addition to being able to find out what companies make a particular product or offer a service, ThomasNet is also a source of downloadable CAD model, industry forums, industry market trends, industry white papers, and new product information.

EEM Online is a comprehensive, online reference guide resource of electronic components and equipment for engineers, technical managers and purchasing professionals. Using you can find manufacturers and their products; locate authorized distributors of electronic components, determine part availability via distributor inventory levels, find data sheets and more. also features illustrated product information pages on thousands of parts, provides links to articles about new products and technologies and furnishes updated manufacturer catalogs.

The Bolt Depot    A product source for fasteners.

McMaster-Carr  Fastening and joining hardware.