Mechanical Engineering: Other Suggested Resources
Database of information on international patents in chemical, electrical and electronic, and mechanical engineering. Allows for patent citation searching.
Non-technical descriptions of manufacturing processes for a variety of objects, from bulletproof vests to mayonnaise to silly putty. Also available in the print reference collection (Ref TS146 .H67).
Brief videos explaining manufacturing processes (e.g., injection molding, hydroforming) and how some products (e.g., plastic bottles, golf clubs, chocolate) are made. From the Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing at Stanford.
Database of European patent information provided by the European Patent Office and the national offices of its members states. Abstracts in English are available for most patents; original language page images of the complete patent are available for many.
Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.
Provides information on manufacturers of industrial products. A valuable aid in design projects.