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Let’s Build A Product: Resources, Or Who Do You Know?

As I sit here all by myself, I have to wonder how to make this happen.  I’m just a designer and mechanical engineer.  Do I have the skills I need to make this successful?  The better question is do I need the skills to make this happen all by myself?  The answer is no.  Nobody is an island.  Look at it this way.  I’m by nature an introvert with not a huge bunch of friends.  Yet in my network I have:

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Free Info

As an engineer, you quickly discover that there are magazines out there that will send copies for free.  These can be invaluable resources for ideas and access to vendors, who pay for the magazines with advertising.  Here are some that I have found useful over the years.

http://www.3dcadworld.com/

http://www.designnews.com/?dfpPParams=ind_180&dfpLayout=homepage

http://machinedesign.com/

http://micromanufacturing.com/

http://www.vtcmag.com/

http://www.edn.com/

http://www.designworldonline.com/#_

http://www.photonics.com/

These and more have been very useful in the past.