New product development typically overruns deadlines by 120% while 70% of companies admit to investing in duplicative research. Let the IHS Product Design solutions rescue your engineers from the rising tide of raw data and opinions. We can often reduce research time by 33% or more.

IHS experts apply advanced analytics to comprehensive engineering data resources to find the answers you need. Quickly target relevant standards from 1.6+ million documents written by 370+ authorizing organizations worldwide. Devise solutions in record time with semantic search technology. Access vital engineering information, integrated with powerful analytics and problem-solving tools, in a single, intuitive interface. We help companies transform ideas into reality while reducing risks and costs.

Methods, best practices, data and software tools to help solve complex Aerospace, Automotive, Mechanical, Structural and Process Engineering problems


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IHS Knowledge Collections
Single-source access to well-known and widely used manuals, handbooks, reference books, and more, covering topics across industry sectors and technical fields. Delivered using the innovative Engineering Workbench Platform
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Engineering Workbench Platform
Addresses this "information overload" challenge with a single intuitive interface that uses advanced knowledge discovery technologies to surface answers from a curated universe of technical knowledge, including standards from all of the leading SDOs
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ESDU design methods
ESDU: Validated engineering design methods. Drawing upon a legacy of more than 70 years, the Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU) provides reliable validated engineering design data, methods and software to engineers and designers.
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IHS Haystack Gold
Defense parts and logistics management system. with current pricing data, technical and availability data on 190+ million part references in 70+ databases.
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Who uses the Engineering workbench?
Engineers (Design, Compliance, Safety, Materials)
Non-engineer technical professionals
Engineering program managers
Standards managers

How do they use it?
Use vetted industry reference sources to discover reliable and innovative solutions to technical challenges quickly
Accelerate R&D and problem solving
Minimize rework in the design cycle
Consolidate information sources to make your engineering teams more efficient and collaborative
Reduce costs and simplify processes
Increase utilization of knowledge sources
Improve relevance of technical answers provided to engineering/R&D teams


Haystack® Gold is the leading defense parts and logistics management system, with the most current pricing,
technical and availability data on 190+ million part references in 70+ databases.
Enjoy secure, single-point access to DLA, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corp military equipment parts, and government and commercial suppliers.
Quickly find government procurement history and pricing, and qualified parts lists and suppliers. Search by National and NATO Stock Numbers (NSNs),
Federal Supply Class (FSC), Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code, description, technical characteristics, part status and more.
Aerospace and defense professionals who design, optimize, and maintain defense systems worldwide rely on Haystack to:
• Quickly find suppliers, available parts and alternative resources
• Design more efficiently while complying with specs and standards
• Ensure materials are delivered at the right place, time and cost from qualified suppliers
• Manage obsolescence and ensure continued parts supply
• Develop and grow the business by monitoring government solicitations
• Repair and maintain system readiness throughout the lifecycle

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