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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ALGOR.com.
Carnegie Mellon University
- Center for Iron and Steel: Conducts basic and long-term research
relevant to iron and steel production.
University - Centre for Materials Science: Conduct research into
military metallurgy and photo-voltaic, biomedical and adaptive materials.
Science & Engineering Research: Provides ceramic coatings,
composites, corrosion, high performance materials, and electronic assemblies
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.
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
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
online Periodic Table of elements.
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.
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.
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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:
- 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.
- 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.
& 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
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.
Document Center: Specifications, standards, and technical publications
which can be ordered online and delivered to your door.
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
eMachineShop.com: Uses a combination of the web, software, and automated machines to design and quickly deliver custom parts.
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.
The One Stop Materials and Corrosion Information Resource designed
to support the technical needs of the materials and corrosion community.
Research Starting Points: A list of both technical and non-technical
research starting points brought to you by the Purdue Online Writing Lab.
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
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
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
non-profit, non-affiliated website intended to introduce beginners and non-technical people to
the world of superconductors.
The Online Resource of electronic journals provided by Purdue University
TPSX: A database
for advanced thermal protection material properties provided by NASA Ames
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.
Use this online calculator to determine x-ray specular reflections
by multilayers with interface roughness. Created by Sergey Stepanov
at the Argonne National Laboratory.
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
Vermont SIRI: Contains a wide variety
of occupational and environmental safety and health information.
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.
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:
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.
Association for Iron & Steel Technology:
Education, training, publications, research, and electronic resources for the steel
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
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
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
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
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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Look up 380,000 acronyms/abbreviations & their meanings.
Science Dictionary: Translates chemistry terms from German to
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