Useful engineering links which are relevant to 3D scanning, reverse engineering and design engineering.

RoyMech Index to Mechanical Engineering Information Pages.

Unit Converter Metric Conversion Chart and more

Intute: engineering This gateway provides searchable links to quality engineering web sites (including engineering search engines, indexes to print literature and specialist information services).  There are specific browsable sections for Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and other key subject areas.

AERADE A gateway linking to quality aerospace and defence resources on the Internet – you can search by keyword, or browse the resources alphabetically or by subject group

Civil Aviation Authority Homepage (CAA) The website for the UK’s independent specialist aviation regulator.  Its activities include economic regulation, airspace policy, safety regulation and consumer protection. CAA publications are made available in an electronic format. Publications include Airworthiness Requirements documents for various types of flying vehicles. Use the Publications shortcut on the CAA homepage to search for specific documents.

How Stuff Works An award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how machines, mechanisms and processes work. The resource is mainly geared toward school-age users with science and technical projects. However, the simplified explanations and illustrations may help as an introduction to new topics. This is a commercial website, please take care to avoid the banner advertising links.

NASA GRIN: Great Images in NASA A collection of images of significant historical interest scanned at high resolution in several sizes.  This collection is intended for the media, publishers and the public looking for high quality photographs.  You should always reference the copyright holder for any images you use in reports or assignments.

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTSR) A valuable resource for students, educators, researchers, and the public for accessing NASA’s current and historical technical literature. NTRS searches three major STI collections: NACA (1915-1958), NASA (1958-present), and NASA Image eXchange (NIX) (1900-present). NTRS provides access to citations/references, online documents and imagery for conference/meeting papers, images, journal articles, photos, movies, patents, research reports, and technical videos.

Patent information A number of databases provide information about patents – each has its own strengths and its coverage will be widest for the first-named geographical area – also listed are web sites of national and continental patent offices

SubsTech Materials Engineering resource, containing a wide range of illustrated articles on metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and lubricants including their properties, applications and technologies for manufacture. Each article includes its own list of useful related links. Users can create their own Expert page,edit the site content, add new articles and contribute to discussions.

TRL(Transport Research Laboratory) The UK’s Transport Research Laboratory.  TRL is an internationally recognised centre of excellence providing world class research, consultancy, advice and testing for all aspects of transport.  Provides keyword searching access to bibliographic index of TRL publications.

TechXtra An engineering, mathematics and computing resource – helps you find articles, books, quality websites, industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, latest research, teaching and learning resources…

Institution of Materials Contact details and information on membership and publications (including Materials World, the monthly members’ Journal of the Institute of Materials), appointments listings in materials, conferences, education, library and Materials Information Service, materials information, and professional development. Its regional organisation is also detailed.

Institution of Physics (IOP)s Information about the Institute and its activities, especially that of its active publishing division. The IOP publishes major research journals in pure and applied physics, including materials science, microengineering, semiconductors and biophysics.

Kellysearch Industry and Business Directory A directory of companies using keywords to describe the product/service or the name of the company. Full contact information and a description of the business given in each entry with links to company website and publications where available.

WWW Virtual Library: Engineering Unlike commercial catalogues, WWW Virtual Library is run by a loose confederation of expert volunteers who compile pages of key links for particular subjects areas – it isn’t the largest index of the Web but it is recognised as a very high-quality guide to online resources

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