In case you missed it, a few weeks back we published a post called 7 Websites Every Engineer Should Be Using Today. It was based off the answers we collected from you, the readers, and was meant to be a resource for all engineers to use to gather all the information they need to do their jobs. Well apparently we missed some....
After reading through all of your feedback it was clear that we left a few (or many) out. Well that just isn't going to fly with us here at Alignex, so here you go. 7 MORE websites we suggest you add to your bookmarks if you ever want to accomplish that goal of world engineering domination.
Offering free tools such as collaborative whiteboards, messaging services, AI and some awesome partnerships in both tech companies and academia; engineering.com is a great place to discover new hacks, learn quick tips or even take a web class to expand your skills. Be careful, you can lose hours on this site.
With over 4 million members sharing CAD files and professional tips on the daily, GrabCad is a great place to collaborate with like minds. They also offer GrabCAD Print and GrabCAD Workbench, two unique software applications sure to help you simplify your 3D printing and securely share your CAD files across the Web.
Engineering 360 offers a little bit of everything. Looking for a standards library? Done. A reference library? Also done. Highly authoritative content, including industry/market news and perspectives? Done again. What it lacks in detail, it makes up for in the vast variety of information it covers. Check it out.
The Engineering Toolbox is exactly what the title says, a toolbox for engineers. Let's face it, no matter how brilliant you are you're not always going to remember the coefficient for thermal expansion or the thermophysical properties of water. When those problems arise, The Engineering Toolbox is here to save the day.
Engineers Edge is great because it's more than just a fact checking site. It offers a variety of white papers, video tutorials and online training on all kinds of topics. Nothing is worse than identifying the problem but having no clue where to go from there. Engineers Edge has you covered.
As you can expect, this one is directed towards you electricity nerds out there. Pretty much anything your power hungry mind can dream up is available here including news, training, buyer's guides and more. If you are seeking somewhere to SPARK up a a new idea look no further.
Thought we were going to leave this one out again didn't you? Overwhelmingly the most suggested site missing from our previous Top 7, McMaster-Carr is a beloved site to all engineers regardless of specialty. Not only is it a one stop shop for everything from U-bolts to desiccants, it also boasts over 100,000 CAD models available throughout their product lines. Super useful if you are wanting to see how a part will fit in your CAD file before ordering 10,000 of them.
And that's it! If we left out your favorite site let us know! There is a strong possibility it will make it into our inevitable follow up to the follow up post "7 (Morer) Websites Every Engineer Should Be Using Today."
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Written by Kevin Breindel
Kevin Breindel is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Alignex, Inc. When Kevin isn't working on content creation and SEO, you can find him enjoying the outdoors, watching the game or scouring the Minnesota wilderness for the elusive Sasquatch.