Our philosophy is that companies should develop technical networks and draw on the expertise that is available in their neighbourhood and around the world. A simple example of this is using a technical reference to determine the properties of a material instead of measuring those properties "in house".
On this page you will find a collection of online references that we have found valuable or that have been recommended to us. Please feel free to drop us a note if you find this page useful or if we have omitted your particular favourite.
Online Technical References
- NIST Chemistry WebBook includes online generation of custom charts for fluid properties as well as extensive properties for organic and gas-phase materials. You will also find a collection of IR spectra here.
- NIST Ceramics WebBook has a limited number of ceramic materials.
- NIST Thermal Properties of Building Materials. The title says it all.
- Engineering Statistics Handbook is available online "to help engineers incorporate statistical methods in their work as efficiently as possible".
- Science World is an online web resource for math and science.
- Process Associates of America provide online tools meant as teaching and demonstration aids. Hence some tools may not be appropriate for design purposes.
- US Patent and Trademark Office provides full search capability to the public of their online database.