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ME 444 Mechanical Engineering Design: Find Standards

This course guide provides information on a variety of library materials in print or online.

Engineering Standards

"A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose."

From the International Standard Organization (ISO)

Ref. T 7.A47B36.19M 2004

Welded and seamless wrought steel pipe

Ref. TA 492.P6B36.10M 2004

Finding Standards

Use the web tools below to find standards:

IHS Standards Store - a source for engineering specifications, standards, manuals and technical publications.

If Preston Library does not own the standard, then ask Col. Janet Holly about borrowing or ordering it.

Standards Organizations

These are the professional organizations developing standards for mechanical engineering:

Online Standards

Engineering standards describe the important features of a product, service or system. There is a current set of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards in the reference room [Ref. TA 401.A653]. 

Engineering Codes

An engineering code contains a collection of rules or regulations which provide correct procedures to maintain uniformity and safety.

Web Resources for Standards

Search for standards at the following web sites: