Covering 100% of the
design to manufacturing process

Informing decisions with critical data

A senior purchasing agent for a $900 million printed-circuit-board manufacturer with a last minute inventory shortage uses SourcesESB’s one-click RFP to get competitive bids from dozens of qualified suppliers and quickly sources components for purchase to avoid any stoppage gaps in production.

Engaging vital business connections

A quality assurance operator who oversees production at five manufacturing plants attends the Best Plants Conference and learns best-in-class techniques for new conveyer technology and launches an initiative in his own company increasing production efficiency by 15% in under three months.

Advancing the way business gets done

A $1 billion healthcare products company targeting cleanroom manufacturing managers taps into Penton’s user data and analytics to identify and profile potential buyers and launches perception and messaging research leading to tightly focused direct messaging and infographics content. The result — a 25% increase in campaign engagement.

Penton Design & Manufacturing
keeps engineering, manufacturing, and design professionals on trend.

Penton Design & Manufacturing provides information and education on new applications, emerging technologies and product trends for professionals in design engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing. Our brands include: IndustryWeek, the only brand with intensive, dedicated coverage of the nearly $2 trillion U.S. manufacturing industry; Electronic Design and Machine Design, the trusted sources for design solutions and in-depth technology information; and SourceESB, a comprehensive data tool that provides distributor information on ten million parts and more than 8,000 manufacturers worldwide. Penton’s unmatched depth and breadth of the design and manufacturing space keeps users at the top of their field.

View our properties by market below or see the complete list of Design & Engineering Capabilities.

  • American Machinist

    American Machinist is an essential source of product news, technology trends and best practices for OEMs, contract manufacturers and job shop leaders in metalworking industries.  The.American Machinist Online Buyers Guide is a reference tool that provides a vital link between independent machine shops and their vendor partners designed for the way business leverages the Internet. This fundamental directory includes machine tool builders and distributors, providers of cutting tools, workholding and fixturing solutions, software, automation, controls, quality & measurement systems and more.


  • Defense Electronics

    Defense Electronics website and print supplement provide news, applications and technology to design and development engineers and managers working in the defense industry.


  • Distribution Resource

    Distribution Resource reaches the key decision makers in the electronics design and supply chain in Electronic DesignSourceESBDistribution News and Machine Design.


    • Distribution Resource
  • EHS Today

    EHS Today is the premier worker and workplace protection publication and digital resource serving America’s safety managers, covering vital environment, health and safety best practices and compliance information.  The EHS Buyers’ Guide is an invaluable year-round reference for 80,000+ buyers in the safety, health and environment field. The EHS Buyers’ Guide, included in the April issue, is a comprehensive print and online guide to PPE protective equipment and clothing, training, instrumentation, first aid and emergency supplies and environmental products.


  • Electronic Design

    Electronic Design supplies the engineering community with expert advice from expert engineers themselves. Electronic Design serves the electronic design and development industry which provides services for aviation, automotive, weapons, electronic warfare systems, computers, communications, cellular, broadcast, consumer electronics, ICs and semiconductors, medical, industrial, test equipment and more.  Electronic Design Europe is written for product specifiers throughout Europe. In-depth editorial focuses on the world’s technology and innovations from a European perspective.


  • Engineering TV

    Engineering TV is an online video website focusing on emerging technologies, best practices, new products, the latest developments, behind-the-scenes footage and insights.


  • Forging

    Forging covers the world of open and closed-die and ring-rolling forge shops by actively reporting on equipment and supplies, new process developments, case histories, and industry news. Forging's printed magazine, webcasts, and comprehensive online directory serves owners, operators, managers, engineers, researchers, technicians, and educators with decision-making roles in the forging industry.  The Forging Online Buyers' Guide is an exceptional reference tool providing information on equipment, products and services necessary to the forging industry. Searchable by company or category this valuable directory provides essential information with the where and what-to-buy for optimum and cost-effective production.


  • Foundry Management & Technology

    Foundry Management & Technology has been an independent source of information for the foundry and diecasting industries since 1892, focusing exclusively on the information needs of metal casters and their suppliers.  The Foundry Online Buyers' Guide is an exceptional reference tool providing information on equipment, products and services necessary to the foundry industry. Searchable by company or category this valuable directory provides essential information on the where and what-to-buy for optimum and cost-effective production.


  • is the website for sourcing and supply chain managers. It contains the latest news, trends, market insights, product updates and global supply chain and distribution solutions.


  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics

    Hydraulics & Pneumatics serves businesses with a primary activity of manufacturing (discrete & processing), manufacturing (OEM) and supplier, specifier or system integrator. Technical education, industrial experience, knowledge of the fluid power community and the ability to communicate, combine to describe the qualities of the unique editorial staff at Hydraulics & Pneumatics.


  • IndustryWeek

    IndustryWeek identifies and shares the trends, strategies, technologies and best practices that help manufacturers become more innovative, competitive and profitable.


  • IW Best Plants Conference

    The IW Best Plants Conference is dedicated to helping manufacturing facilities improve their operations. Through plant tours, keynote presentations, numerous breakout sessions, networking events and an exhibit hall, the conference provides manufacturing professionals with ideas they can take back to their facilities and implement to improve their operations.

  • Live Design

    Live Design is the must-read creative and technical resource for live entertainment professionals in lighting, sound, staging, and projection. Live Design provides designers, programmers, and technicians with tips and trends, news and reviews of the latest gear, reports from the field, and industry viewpoint and commentary.
    From concerts to theatre, houses of worship to clubs, theme parks to corporate events, Live Design is the leading digital resource for live event production technology, featuring new online content daily, weekly e-newsletters, and a monthly interactive digital magazine that is available for iOS and Android devices.

  • Machine Design

    Machine Design serves the design engineering function in the original equipment market (OEM) manufacturing. Also served are processing manufacturers and others allied to the field. Machine Design knows how to reach them with the in-depth information they are seeking, knows when they are seeking it and knows their desired format.


  • Material Handling & Logistics

    Material Handling & Logistics helps companies build and manage world-class supply chains — to make, store, move and compete more effectively. It is written exclusively for managers who oversee supply chain, logistics and material handling across America’s manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors.  The Material Handling & Logistics Buyers’ Guide is an invaluable year-round reference for 50,000+ buyers in the material handling and logistics field. The MH&L Buyers’ Guide, included in the August issue, is a comprehensive print and online guide to material handling and logistics products and services. 


  • Medical Design

    Medical Design provides design and manufacturing professionals in the Medical Device industry with cutting edge technical and market information they need to develop, manufacture and bring to market finished devices in today's fast paced and cost-conscious medical device market. Medical Design serves those involved in the manufacturing of finished medical devices, in-vitro diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, service providers, consultants and government/academic.


  • Microwaves & RF

    Microwaves & RF serves the microwaves and radio frequency design and development industry in many markets from aviation and electronic warfare to medical, broadcast and test equipment. We provide engineers with "need-to-know" information on the latest microwave technology, as well as applications for design engineers. Microwaves & RF offers engineering professionals the latest news in the industry, in order to stay current in their field.


  • New Equipment Digest

    New Equipment Digest is the industry's most preferred products magazine for 75 years! As the leading monthly source of information on innovative products for general industry, NED serves more than 200,000 plant operations, maintenance, engineering, production, purchasing and administrative personnel in more than 100,000 facilities throughout the United States.  Every day, manufacturing and industrial professionals are logging onto and viewing our expansive products database, loaded with thousands of new equipment, products and services.  Our content-rich site is updated daily with new products, is easy to navigate and allows easy access to find featured suppliers, product demo videos, whitepapers, and podcasts. Users may also register for our weekly and targeted eNewsletters to receive instant access to industrial and manufacturing product information.


  • is the leading information supplier to the power-electronics market. It features the engineering, design and integration of power electronic- systems applications, such as battery-powered systems; consumer, commercial and industrial power electronic systems; and power systems for electric and automotive transportation. Topics covered include semiconductors, passive components, power management, packaging, magnetics, thermal management and portable power management.


  • SourceESB

    SourceESB brings 30+ years of experience of sourcing options in print with regional directories and online. Finding the right parts can be a challenge for purchasing professionals and engineers. Manufacturers and distributors rely on SourceESB for the reach, exposure and engagement provided. The newly redesigned website features parts uploaded nightly, auto-filled part search results and is the only site that verifies authorization directly with the supplier.

  • The Safety Leadership Conference

    The Safety Leadership Conference and America’s Safest Companies Award Program are designed to share best leadership and safety practices with EHS professionals hoping to achieve world-class safety at their companies.

    Industry experts, thought leaders and representatives from America’s Safest Companies will offer attendees of the Safety Leadership Conference real-world examples of excellence in action that they can take back to their companies to achieve world-class safety leadership.

    The America's Safest Companies awards program recognizes the safest companies in the United States, encouraging them to share their best practices with conference attendees.

  • Used Equipment Network

    Showcase your used equipment in Used Equipment Network: UEN’s website, Used Equipment Directory (published in New Equipment Digest), UEN’s monthly eNewsletter, and—launching in 2013—UEN Online Auctions! The Network is the most comprehensive and respected source for buyers and sellers of used industrial equipment.


  • Welding Design & Fabrication

    Welding Design & Fabrication is the leading independent digital resource for the welding, fabrication, and distributor community. Designers, engineers, managers and supervisors turn to WD&F for buying trends and distributor practices.
    The Welding Design Online Buyers' Guide is an exceptional reference tool in the welding community providing a vital link between manufacturers and their vendor partners designed for the way business leverages the internet and providing you with important information you need when you want it.