Web Resource: GlobalSpec
GlobalSpec is a free, online engineering search engine useful for finding engineered products, suppliers, and web resources. The website is a database of hundreds of solutions that can be applied to address ergonomic, productivity, or quality concerns.
GlobalSpec provides visitors with the option to search for a specific product/company or to browse through a catalog. Browsing could seem overwhelming inside such a huge database, but not here! Products and vendors are organized into easy-to-understand categories and subcategories to help visitors quickly find what they are looking for.
Some key features on the site we liked include detailed product specifications and parameters to consider, suggested applications, and examples. Plus, search filters allow visitors to narrow down results by specific criteria. Another bonus is that the database includes international vendors.
One minor downside to the website is that you must register to get access, but it only takes a few seconds and there is no charge.