15 May 2012

iPhone & Android apps now available FREE!

Great news! We are delighted to announce that our FREE apps are now available for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices.
This is the ultimate app for mechanical engineers! The MDF app gives you access to www.mechanicaldesignforum.com from your mobile device. Our popular discussion forums put a global network of mechanical engineers at your fingertips, allowing you to share knowledge, exchange ideas and make industry contacts. The MDF app also provides you with access to technical articles, including manufacturing process design guides and CAD tutorials.

  • Mechanical engineering discussions. Start your own and get expert help.
  • Engineering articles, design guides and CAD tutorials
  • Blogs, news, jobs
  • View member profiles, send and receive private messages
  • Customize your mobile account anywhere, anytime

21 October 2011

Important announcement - MDF 2.0

Dear Forum Members,

Over the next few days we will upgrade the forum software to the industry leading platform "vBulletin". The Mechanical Design Forum will be temporarily offline for possibly a day or two hours whilst this is happening.

When we're back you'll notice some big changes around here. The Mechanical Design Forum will be a far superior website. It will have a much better user interface, member blogs, some nice social network integration, lots of great features.

Important: What you'll need to do:

It's very simple - when we're back you'll receive an email from us asking you to reset your password. Just follow the link in the email - the rest is very simple.

We look forward to seeing you in MDF v2.0.

Best regards,
MDF Management

10 April 2011

Win a SpaceExplorer professional 3D mouse and more!

Dear Forum members,

We are pleased to announce a new Mechanical Design Forum prize draw!
We have 9 fantastic prizes to give away, and it's really simple to be entered! Enter by the 20 May 2011!*

The prizes:

1) The star prize: A SpaceExplorer professional 3D mouse (sponsored by 3Dconnexion) (SRP £199 / 299 € / $299)
2) How Do They Do It? (volume 1) [DVD]
3) Deconstructing Product Design: Exploring the Form, Function, Usability, Sustainability, and Commercial Success of 100 Amazing Products [BOOK]
4) Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated: 125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design [BOOK]
5) This Is the Part Where You Pretend to Add Value: A Dilbert Book [BOOK]
6) Modern Marvels - Engineering Disasters [DVD]
7) It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies [BOOK]
8) 1001 Inventions That Changed the World [BOOK]
9) Why Didn't I Think of That?: 101 Inventions That Changed the World by Hardly Trying [BOOK]


1) "Like" us on Facebook by visiting Mechanical Design Forum Facebook page.
2) Email us to tell that you've followed us. Please confirm your name and forum username in the email.

Please note that those of you that already like us on Facebook are eligible, and will simply need to email us too to be included in the draw.

Thanks once again to our sponsor, 3Dconnexion for providing the star prize!!

*Prize draw terms and conditions:
1. Entries must be via email and in accordance with "How to Enter" section of the draw, and entry into the draw implies acceptance of these conditions
2. All entries must be received by 20 May 2011.
3. The prizes will be awarded to the first 9 entries picked at random on or before 22 May 2011.
4. The prizes must be accepted as offered; there is no cash alternative.
5. Winners will be notified by email by 28 May 2011.
6. Prizes 2 to 9 will be posted from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk directly to the winners. The Mechanical Design Forum will not be held responsible for the loss of prizes during shipment. Prize 1 will be provided and shipped by 3Dconnexion.
7. Details of winners (Mechanical Design Forum username and county) will be posted in this thread shortly after the draw.

12 February 2011

New! Social network icons in your profile

New! add social network icons to your profile on the Mechanical Design Forum. I hope you like this improvement.

Add your Skype, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts for all to see - they'll appear right next to your posts!
All you need to do is update your profile with your social network details and the relevant icons will appear in your profile and in the mini-profile that appears next to posts (pictured above).

07 February 2011

Mechanical Design Directory - 50% off Standard Listing

We are pleased to announce another opportunity to get a fantastic discount on the 
Mechanical Design Directory.

Mechanical Design Forum members can enjoy  50% off a Standard Listing until the end of the month*.

CLICK HERE for more details about the offer.

CLICK HERE to see the Mecanical Design Directory listing options.

*Offer expires 28th Feb 2011