Manufacturing Day is officially October 4, 2013 but in Silicon Valley we are celebrating with a whole week!
Silicon Valley Manufacturing Week is an opportunity for students, parents and anyone interested in manufacturing to tour manufacturing sites. So, beginning September 30, select manufacturers in Silicon Valley will open their doors and provide site tours. It is a great opportunity to see what modern day manufacturing looks like, what local manufacturers make, what skills are needed in the industry, and what kinds of jobs are available. You must register in advance for these tours and sites are located throughout the Bay Area.
Did you just invent the next great product and need to locate packaging for it? Perhaps you are working on a prototype and need an O-Ring? But, where oh where, does one& find these odds and ends, random parts, and doodads?
ThomasNet is where you can find manufacturers and distributors for just about any part. ThomasNet is available online and easy to search. Each manufacturer or distributor listed contains contact information and most have a viewable product catalog where you can see pictures of the items. It's a great one stop site to find all your missing pieces to your puzzle.