Finding Parts Manufacturers

Im an ID student at Metro Denver and Im trying to find manufacturers of small parts. For example, I have been trying to find 10-12" fans that could be used in an eveporative cooler I am designing. All the fans I have found so far are industrial fans or for computer cases. I also need to find a very simple plastic water valve. All I have found so far are large industrial valves. Again how do I find manufacturers that supply things like these.

Thank you,
Nathan

manuacturers directories:
www.thomasnet.com
www.globalspec.com

CAD models of parts, some catalogs:
www.3dcontentcentral.com

distributors:
www.mcmaster.com
www1.mscdirect.com/cgi/nnsrhm
www.digikey.com

try this guy maybe… he’s the Delta Fan Denver rep. I worked with them last year and they had lots of fan information

AKI Enterprise, 303 756-0700, Dean Akiyama