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Check these manufacturer listings to get a better sense for what products are already on the market.  You can also contact companies directly for information.   Also see the Designing & Making Stuff guide.

  • GlobalSpec: contains over 24,000 digitized catalogs that represent over 2.3 million products and over 183 million searchable product specs
  • Thomas Register: a comprehensive resource for finding information on suppliers of industrial products and services in North America

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