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MEEM3901 - Mechanical Engineering Practice III


Your design will exist within the broader context of a given industry (e.g. the healthcare industry or the green energy industry). Use the resources below to delve into the economic aspects of your design's industry, including the industry's major companies, trends, and statistics as well as how your product fits into that industry.


The federal government classifies every industry using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). For example, all "surgical appliance and supplies" manufacturers are labelled with the NAICS code 339113 . When conducting research on an industry, you can often search by NAICS code.

Industry Reports

Search for trends and important information about your industry.