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Useful Web Links of Plastics Related Websites

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GlobalSpec:  Find and compare products from more than 11,500 online catalogs, plus use their 'Engineering Web' search engine.

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for mechanical design, analysis, and product data management. It is the #1 supplier of 3D mechanical design software for the mainstream market. SolidWorks leads the market in number of users in production, customer satisfaction, and revenue. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company's Web site (www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America , call +1-978-371-5000).

ALGOR, Inc. makes computer software for engineers in many industries. ALGOR's products include design, analysis and simulation tools that allow engineers to virtually test and predict real-world behavior of product designs. Simulation capabilities include static stress and Mechanical Event Simulation (MES), linear dynamics, fatigue, heat transfer, fluid flow, electrostatics, multiphysics and piping. These are all available within FEMPRO, an easy-to-use single user interface that supports most CAD solid modelers. For more info, contact info@algor.com or visit www.ALGOR.com.

Academic Sites:

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Carnegie Mellon University - Center for Iron and Steel:  Conducts basic and long-term research relevant to iron and steel production.

Cranfield University - Centre for Materials Science: Conduct research into military metallurgy and photo-voltaic, biomedical and adaptive materials.

Georgia Tech-Materials Science & Engineering Research: Provides ceramic coatings, composites, corrosion, high performance materials, and electronic assemblies reliability information.

Science Cataloging Internet Resources:  Contains current awareness Internet resources to aid science catalogers in keeping up to date with science news and research, science and technology librarianship, and current Internet resources in science and technology.

Stanford University's Materials Science and Engineering Department:  Contains materials related research at Stanford, faculty listings, a discussion forum, job listings, and an extensive list of Internet information resources.

Stony Brook - Materials Science and Engineering: Conducts research on metals, polymers, ceramics, and semiconductors with an emphasis on surfaces and interfaces. The site has an extensive listing of "materials" companies and resources.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Thermodynamics Research Laboratory: Information on their Research focus and lab facilities and a good links page to thermodynamic data and property calculation sites

WebElements: An online Periodic Table of elements.

Commercial Sites:

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Buehler: Buehler is the world's premier manufacturer of scientific equipment and supplies for use in materials analysis.

Durez Corporation: Phenolic Molding Composites

Connecticut Plastics: Plastic machining fabricators utilizing CNC machining technology for superior plastic fabrication.

Online Metals:  Online small quantity sales of stainless, aluminum, brass, copper, and pipe valves and fittings.

The Polymer Technology Group: Offers a broad line of specialty polymers and biomaterials such as Silicone-Urethanes, BioSpan® Segmented Polyurethane, Bionate® Thermoplastic Polyurethane, Surface-Modifying End Groups™, UHMWPE, and Moisture Permeable Materials.

PC Drafter: Free Fantasy Football Draft Software PC Drafter was created by Automation Creations, MatWeb's parent, with extensive help from 4for4.com and Brandie Searle, using some of the same statistical analysis that went into creating MatWeb. The Gold player valuation method was recently rated the best in the fantasy football industry.

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products: North America's leading manufacturer of plastic stock shapes for machining. Try out their Product Locator - powered by the MatWeb search engine!

San Diego Plastics:  Provides a plastic materials guide, properties of plastics and many links to other related plastics sites.

Materials Resource Sites:

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About.com - Composites Materials Guide: The Composite Materials Guide, with About.com guide Barry Berenberg, provides categorized links to composites sites, original feature articles, a bulletin board, a chat room, daily news headlines, and job listings.

About.com - Metals Guide: The About Metals Guide is one of the most comprehensive online guide for the metal industry. It includes buyers guides, global supplier lists, metal prices, metal properties, specifications, cross references, e-commerce sites, software, conversion tools, industry news and more. Covers every metal from aluminum to zinc.

Advanced Materials & Processes Technology Information Analysis Center (AMPTIAC):  Materials and processing products, technical inquiries, consulting, upcoming conferences, and library services.

CERAM Research: Internationally renowned centre of technical excellence for the ceramics and other materials-based industries.

Composite Materials Handbook: Provides engineering data and processing information necessary to design and fabricate polymer, metal, and ceramic matrix composites.

ISI Web of Knowledge: An ever-growing collection of high-quality, scholarly content.

The Document Center: Specifications, standards, and technical publications which can be ordered online and delivered to your door.

Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library (EEVL):  A UK-based searchable, browsable database of quality engineering information on the Internet.  Also available are bibliographic databases, particularly the Recent Advances in Manufacturing database.

eMachineShop.com:  Uses a combination of the web, software, and automated machines to design and quickly deliver custom parts.

FiberSource.com: A comprehensive source of news, suppliers, resources, and information on synthetic and cellulosic fibers.

The Hendrix Group: The Hendrix Group Inc. provides materials engineering, corrosion, failure analysis and mechanical integrity services to the chemical, refining, pulp & paper, oil & gas and pipeline industries.

InterCorr:  The One Stop Materials and Corrosion Information Resource designed to support the technical needs of the materials and corrosion community.

Internet Research Starting Points: A list of both technical and non-technical research starting points brought to you by the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Learning Fountain: Provides links to other directories, search engines, building bibliographies, products and services and many more.

 Materials Edge: Materials Edge is based in the United Kingdom and focuses on materials science & engineering technology transfer news, resources, information & recruitment.

The MEMS Clearinghouse: Provides services to the MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) community, and contains a repository of information, such as a database of MEMS material properties.

NetComposites: Composites news, education, information, careers, forums, and comprehensive composites online stores.

Minerals Engineering International Online: free access to current information on all aspects of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy.

Molecular Simulations Inc. (MSI): The leading supplier of molecular modeling software for materials science.

Online Engineering Calculators: Interactive Calculators for everything from Acoustics to Welding

Optics 2001: Provides information on all aspects of optics - general principles, optical properties of materials, imaging processing, design techniques, etc.

Plastics Dotcom: Provides a basic guide to plastics, a description of material properties, links to polymer producers, recyclers, equipment and tooling.

Protective Coatings, Linings, and Related Resources: Provides information on coating manufacturers, coating products, and has a searchable corrosion resource database.

Rapra Technology LTD.: Provides comprehensive materials selection/engineering, technology and information services to organizations in all industry sectors that use plastics or rubber.

Superconductors.org: A non-profit, non-affiliated website intended to introduce beginners and non-technical people to the world of superconductors.

THOR: The Online Resource of electronic journals provided by Purdue University Libraries

TPSX: A database for advanced thermal protection material properties provided by NASA Ames Research Center

The Virtual Metallography Lab: Provides information about metallography as well as a good selection of resources for taking photomicrographs.

Woodhead Publishing Limited: Publish The Welding Institute's books and other publications relating to welding, materials engineering and technical textiles.  All publications are available for purchase on their web site.

The WWW Virtual Library: Provides information on  a variety of engineering subjects such as Chemistry, Ceramics,etc and links to other related sites.

X-ray reflections:  Use this online calculator to determine x-ray specular reflections by multilayers with interface roughness.  Created by Sergey Stepanov at the Argonne National Laboratory.

MSDS Sites:

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Interactive Learning Paradigms, Incorporated (ILPI): Specializes in web-based distance learning services as well as faculty web page sponsorship.  ILPI also provides Internet resources to locate Material Safety Data Sheets.

MSDS-Search: The most comprehensive single address for free information related to the document known as a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), providing over 700 links directly to manufacturers in the manufacturers links section.

MSDS Solutions: MSDS Solutions offers its members an online database, software and services to manage and distribute Material Safety Data Sheets.

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory at Oxford University (PTCL): Provides online chemical safety data sheets, a list of suspected and known carcinogens, details of those chemicals likely to form peroxides in storage and other information from PTCL.

Vermont SIRI: Contains a wide variety of occupational and environmental safety and health information.

National Laboratories:

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Aerospace Mechanical Systems Division at NASA's Langley Research Center: Provides information on NASA Langley's concurrent engineering process used in the development of aircraft, spacecraft and flight instruments, along with descriptions of environmental testing facilities.  Also hosts library of engineering related sites.

Energy Technology Division at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL): Provides recent ET publications and information on ET programs and sections, e.g. ceramics, corrosion, analytical thermal-hydraulics, alpha-gamma hot cell facility, etc.

Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL): Download Science Bytes (selected publications in pdf format) and find information on special topics, facilities, and msd groups.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-Physics Laboratory: Provides a material database containing physical constants, atomic spectroscopic data, x-ray and gamma data, nuclear physics data and other NIST data.

NIST Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory - Polymers Division:  Research areas include: Characterization & Measurement, Electronics Materials, Biomaterials, Processing Characterization, and Multivariant Measurement Methods.

NASA Ames Research Center: Specializes in research geared toward creating new knowledge and new technologies that span the spectrum of NASA interests.

Professional Society Sites:

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American Iron & Steel Institute - Steel Works: For news, steel links, statistics, markets and applications, as well as publications.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI): For membership, publications, search for standards, news, events, and standards resources.

American Society of Testing & Materials (ASTM): For membership, publications, search for standards, and a free laboratory directory.

ASM International

Association for Iron & Steel Technology: Education, training, publications, research, and electronic resources for the steel industry.

CANPLY Canadian Plywood Association: Representing manufacturers of plywood, veneer and veneer composite products in Canada..

Composite Fabricators Association (CFA): Provides membership, publications, meetings, seminars, technical services and links.

IAI - The International Aluminum Institute: Comprehensive information on the production and applications of aluminum, with links to all of their Member companies and regional aluminum associations.

IPMM - Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials: Provides details of conferences and links to other processing sites.

MRS - Materials Research Society: Dedicated to goal-oriented basic and applied research on materials of technological importance.

SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering: Provides information and forms for membership, publications, conferences, and technical services, and links for reference information, officers, chapters, and the International Business Office.

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE): Provides information on membership, industry events, publications and links to plastic related sites.

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI): Promotes the continued development of the plastics industry and enhances the   public's understanding of plastics' contributions while meeting the needs of society.

TMS - The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society: Promotes the science and engineering professions concerned with minerals, metals and materials.

Science and Engineering Dictionaries:

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The Acronym Finder: Look up 380,000 acronyms/abbreviations & their meanings.

Chemistry Science Dictionary: Translates chemistry terms from German to English and English to German