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Mechanical Engineering: Find Standards

This guide is designed as a starting point for doing engineering research using Preston Library's resources.

What are engineering standards?

Standards play a very important part in the engineering world. They supplement the design process by guiding the designer or user to ensure consistent products with safe and reliable operation. Understanding and complying with pertinent standards helps to ensure a successful design, fabrication, and operation of a product.

Online Standards

Engineering standards describe the important features of a product, service or system. There is also a current set of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards in reference [Ref. TA 401.A653], currently located on the 3rd floor.

Standards Organizations

These are the professional organizations developing standards for mechanical engineering:

Engineering Codes

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