RS Components’ Online Engineering Community Surpasses 750,000 Members


Through DesignSpark, RS Components provides free professional tools and resources for engineers and students around the world.

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc – a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions –  on Monday announced that its DesignSpark online engineering community has grown to more than 750,000 members.

DesignSpark was launched in 2010 to provide design engineers and students around the globe with free tools, resources and content to help them to remove barriers, save time and turn their ideas into reality.

“Since day one, the aim of RS has been to give something back to the electronics industry through DesignSpark by providing free professional tools and resources for engineers around the world. We are proud to see the sustained rapid growth of DesignSpark and are committed to further enhancing our platform for the growing user base,” said Mike Bray, Vice President of DesignSpark.

Rapid membership growth seen in last two years

Over the last nine years, RS has continued to improve the functionality and range of resources available through the DesignSpark ecosystem, which has resulted in a large increase in new members.

More than 35 per cent of DesignSpark’s current members had joined over the past two years.

In addition to free tools and resources, DesignSpark provides a platform for members to share their projects and opinions and connect with other engineers and students.

Last year, RS Components launched its Africa website to meet the growing demand from various industries such as manufacturing, mining, automotive, utilities, electronics and industrial IoT.