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Online Reference Centers


Obviously, the value of the web is that it is there for your reference 24-hours-per-day, 365-days-per-year, locally or globally. Below you’ll find links to many significant online resources, reference centers, portals, pedias, wikies and web sites which may be of interest.

Alexandria Metal Finishers

This supplier of metal finishing services to aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, medical packaging, defense, and commercial industries brings you an excellent and useful site. Available is a link to the Alexandria Metal Finishers website.

Apple Rubber

Apple Rubber Products Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of O-rings, rubber seals, and custom sealing devices. Available is a link to the Apple Rubber Products website.

Bearings Reference Center

The Bearings Reference Center, from Machine Design, helps engineers specify or purchase bearings and bearing components. The Bearings 101 section includes reference information about the various types of bearings and the selection criteria and requirements used for typical mechanical engineering applications. Available is a link to the Bearing Reference Center website.

Engineers Edge.com

Engineers Edge offers generous access to products, services, forums, downloads, calculators, training opportunities, and much, much more. Available is a link to the Engineers Edge website.

Epic Metals Corporation

Inspiring creativity through performance, Epic Metals excels in the field of structural deck engineering. Available is a link to the Epic Metal Corporation website.


The premier search engine and a great all-around toolset for efficient use of the internet. Available is a link to the Google search engine homepage.


A searchable database of material data sheets, including property information on thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, metals, ceramics, semiconductors, fibers, and other engineering materials. Available is a link to the Matweb website.


The world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems. Available is a link to the Parker website.


Site provides a wide range of valuable resources from this premier provider of 3D design software and services. Standard products from New Way Air Bearings are incorporated into parts in SolidWorks 3D content. Available is a link to the SolidWorks website.

3D Content Central

Parts, models, and CAD drawings for SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/Engineer, CATIA, Unigraphics and more. Available is a link to the 3D Content Central website.

3D Viewer (.iges & .step)

The 3D ModelShop from C4W, a leading technology software provider in the field of 3D geometry, interoperability, and modeling. Available is a link to the 3D Shop ModelScan website.

2D File Types (dwg & dxf)

Site offers eDrawings, a free viewing and publishing application for sharing and archiving 2D and 3D product design data. Available is a link to the SolidWorks website.

Trilogy Linear Motors

A division of Parker Automation group. Available is a link to the Trilogy Systems website.


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