06/29/17 9:50 am

Engineers by their very nature are inquisitive, but may not want to waste any time wandering down information rabbit holes.

The internet is a perfect place for engineers to do research, stay up-to-date on trends and connect with each other. In this article, we’ll outline some of the most popular online watering holes for engineers of all kinds.

Here are a few of the internet’s top engineer resources.

The Engineering Exchange

“Developed by engineers, for engineers,” The Engineering Exchange is a social networking site connecting more than 11,000 engineers worldwide.

Users can log on to read and write blog posts, watch and share videos, and engage in discussions on the forum, where topics range from everything from electrical and mechanical engineering to 3D CAD, motion control and fluid power.

You’ll also get the chance to talk to engineers whose jobs are like yours, or people working in your field or your community.

LinkedIn

People in virtually any line of work can use LinkedIn to connect with their peers and search for jobs, so why include them on this list of engineer resources?

It’s because of LinkedIn’s groups function, which allows people in specific industries to create a place just for them. Among the LinkedIn groups that might appeal to engineers:

  • Engineering Collaboration for PLM – Engineers using product lifecycle management to administer CAD data can visit this group to see how other companies used PLM to manage their CAD projects.
  • Engineers Looking for Stuff – Engineers who need anything from consulting services to whitepapers to additional engineering help can turn to ELFS for guidance.
  • Engineering Jobs Worldwide – This group has more than half a million members, and allows engineers to hunt for jobs all over the world, whether they’re involved in chemical, electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering.
  • Electrical Engineers World – This is one of LinkedIn’s biggest electrical engineering communities, with vibrant, detailed discussion, as well as answers to some of the field’s trickier questions.

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Every day, Design News provides its readers with a wealth of interesting and informative stories, blog posts and videos. There’s also a webinar series as well as some in-depth on-line courses from by their Continuing Education Center.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME is a not-for-profit organization that “enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.”

The group’s website includes a job board, a place to submit and review journal papers and more than 700 groups dealing with topics from aerospace engineering to transportation to bioengineering.

Engineering.com

On Engineering.com, you’ll find a range of free tools and resources, along with a vast engineering library. The site also recently gave birth to a micro-site specifically aimed at electrical engineers.

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