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Mechanical Engineering

How to find books, articles, standards, and other resources associated with mechanical engineering.

About Standards

What are standards?

Standards are documented agreements which contain technical specifications or other precise criteria used consistently as rules, guidelines, or definitions of characteristics, to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.

Who produces them?

Scientific and  professional organizations such as the ASTM, ASME, IEEE, trade organizations, and governments produce standards. In the United States, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates many standards producing organizations. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's largest developer and publisher of international standards.

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