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GarethW
12th Apr '10, 23:01
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MDF Newsletter: 12th April 2010

New Forum Ranking Structure
You might have noticed that every forum member has a title in their profile that appears next to their posts. e.g. Mine is "Forum Founder" This title is your Rank within the forum, and this system has recently been revamped - the title gets fancier the more posts you make! :D

Are you a Lurker (0 posts), or a Newbie, or perhaps a Regular Member? Or maybe you fancy yourself as a Professional Member. Or how about an Elite Member?

Please check your profile to see what you are! Here is also detailed breakdown of the ranking structure and how many posts are required for each rank:
Forum ranking structure explained! (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2048)

Hot topicshttp://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/images/icons/misc/fire.gif
Here are a few things that have been going on in the Mechanical Design Forum recently. I hope that you find them of interest and would invite you to join in the discussions where possible:

How do you start an engineering consultancy? (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=1462)
This is a new thread in a new specially created part of the forum "The Business Forum (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=64)".
Can anyone offer advice on starting a consultancy? How did you get your started? This is a great place to give and receive advice and support.

iPad Internals (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=2202)
Thanks to Pete (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=231) for this one - a great find. Some great info on the internals of the iPad with photos! A great read if you like to pull things apart to see how they go together!

Gearing: The Module and Gear Cutters (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2249)
Good thread on the basic principles of gear selection

Hydraulic calculation (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2252)
Can anyone help out??

Institution Accreditation? (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=825)
Is there a benefit? This is now a poll. Please vote if you’re a member of a professional institution and add your thoughts on the whole thing

Help with brass sleeve (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2190)
What is the purpose of the brass sleeve?

Modified stub acme thread plating allowance help please (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2141)

Design Project (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2144)
Offer your suggestions on a student mechanical design project

emstampa
13th Apr '10, 14:13
Awesome. How about adding some stars for visual factory (like core77)?

GarethW
13th Apr '10, 20:46
Cheers - yes I'd like to introduce this. It's pretty easy... just need to decide on the images. Watch this space!

GarethW
13th Apr '10, 22:01
Awesome. How about adding some stars for visual factory (like core77)?
Done! Please check out this (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2048&p=2856#p2856) page for what stars you get for how many postings: