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Mechanical Engineering: Product Catalogues

A guide to finding resources and getting help for study and research in Mechanical Engineering.

Where are the Product Catalogues

The Physical Product Catalogues have been withdrawn as they are freely available on the internet. 

Product Catalogue Search Engines

  • Google
    Google can search for a variety of Product Catalogues but lacks any formal structural searching and browsing of the catalogues.
  • ThomasNet
    An excellent product catalogue search engine is ThomasNet.  ThomasNet connects to over 67,000 suppliers, product catalogues and CAD drawings.
  • Graces Guide
    Grace's Guide is the leading source of information about industry and manufacturing in Britain from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the present time. Grace's Guide containsof information and on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them. Additions are being made to the information daily.
  • MacRAE's Blue Book
    United States industrial directory since 1893. Information on over 1,200,000 North American industrial companies with more than 2 million product listings indexed under more than 50,000 product headings.

  • Frasers
    Canadian Industrial Directory and search tool, providing information on Canadian industrial wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors and their products and services. In addition, listing international companies that supply goods and services to the Canadian marketplace.

Other Product Catalogues:

SKF General Catalogue is also available as the SKF Interactive Engineering Catalogue.

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