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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is the branch of engineering that encompasses the generation and application of heat and mechanical power and the design, production, and use of machines and tools.

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Engineers and engineering students frequently need data from suppliers or manufacturers. Why? You might need to locate a specialized product, component, or material. Or you might need detailed data on the product, component, or material. This information is often available from manufacturers and vendors.

How do you find this type of information? You can always use your favorite search engine but you can save time by using a specialized website. For example, the Thomas Register (ThomasNet) is often a more efficient way to shop for products from small vendors than a Google search.

General Suppliers

Electronics Suppliers

Robotics Suppliers

Optics Suppliers

Chemical and Biological Agent Suppliers

For those of you in Bioengineering Senior Design, you will likely need to purchase your materials through the UMass BuyWays program. For others, you will likely be able to purchase materials directly through the vendor.

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Kari Mofford
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285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747