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GarethW
9th Feb '11, 20:42
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MDF Newsletter: 9th Feb 2011

Mechanical Design Directory 50% discount
Use the following discount code to get 50% off a Standard Listing in the
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Discount code: MDF50
(NOTE: offer expires on 28th Feb 2011)

Mechanical Design Forum redesign
I'm hoping to a bit of a revamp soon. Please let me know your suggestions / constructive criticism etc at this (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=48) thread - any ideas and comments greatly appreciated

Got something to share?
The Knowledge Base (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/kb.php) has been quiet recently. Please - if anyone has any useful info, articles, design guides or CAD tutorials to share then please add it! Everything that goes into the Knowledge Base adds to this site and ultimately attracts more members and expands our knowledge.

The magic 1000 members
At the time of writing we have 945 members. We are planning to hold a celebratory prize draw with a few prizes as soon as we hit 1000! More details to follow...

Facebook and LinkedIn
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IN DISCUSSION

Hot Topics
:!: Intro FEA book? Suggestions: (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3454) I am an Manufacturing Engineering student (Junior) and I recently got a job as a designer at a local company. I am doing well in the design...

:!: have a question about screw feeder/discharger design: (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3458) i am a mechanical engineer working in an iron ore mine. we use mobile screening plants...

:!: Rotary to Reciprocation Motion: (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3437)Had a little design problem crop up to convert rotary to reciprocating motion in that the unit must go sideways and return like a sawing motion...

:!: Scissor Lift calculation: (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=3431) For a project i need to calculate the forces in the arms of scissors lift. I attached the calculation i made. It would be nice if anyone could check the calculation out whether i made errors or i missed out something...

:!: Aluminium corrosion resistance - which alloy is best? (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3448) I am trying to compare two aluminium alloys:5052-H32, 6061-T6...

:!: Need someone better at math :): (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3424) Hey guys, first post on the forums. I am going to school for ME Tech and Im working on a project. I need some help figuring out the dimensions of...

For more hot topics click here (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/search.php?st=7&sk=t&sd=d&sr=topics&search_id=active_topics)

Unanswered questions...

:?: Frictional Force of Cartridges in Magazine: (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3449) I am trying to find the frictional force with which the cartridges of the 6.8 SPC are held within the top of the magazine...

:?: Saving in earlier versions: (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3442) I have a problem with Mechanical desktop and saving drawing in earlier version...

:?: Engineering Graphics and Drawing: (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3299)I need "Mechanical Engineering- Graphics and Drawing Syllabii(or equivalent courses) of the following universities. I need especially course objectives...

:?: Mounting Parallel Linear Guides on Weldment: (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3452) I'm in the process of designing a weldment that will need to have two parallel linear guides (THK Style) mounted to it. It will basically look...

:?: Coolant Heater Installation: (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3266) I'm considering a coolant loop heater for a low pressure hydraulic tank which is mounted above the water pump. Will there be any concern...

For more unanswered questions click here (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/search.php?search_id=unanswered)

From the Leisure Lounge

:geek: Website by four mechanical engineers of iit madras: (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3459) Hello everyone,
I am ravi, new to this forum...

:geek: Volkswagen is recalling about 20 new Beetles: (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3445#p5649) and replacing them with identical cars...

:geek: POLL: Crematorium Heating For Swimmers? (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3439)Discuss!

:geek: Making stairs fun... (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3422)

:geek: Ipads - now the dust has settled...: (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3349#p5341) What do we (the interlectual design and engineering community) think?

For more off-topic Leisure Lounge nonsense click here (http://www.mechanicaldesignforum.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=39)