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    1. Coffin

      Coffin New Member

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      Hello all,

      Maybe it will be a silly idea, but I fink about design engineering database-handbook site creation. In this site will be published something like: material standards, fitting element standards, short guides about some elements design key elements creation, or advantages - disadvantages. So how do you fink site like this will be helpful for engineers and interest them? And other question is legal to store detail information in website about standards like this: http://www.springmasters.com/sp/standard-external-circlips.html or http://www.drutsraigtis.lt/varztai_din912-8.8.php or http://www.sn.schule.de/~dvt/lpe19/Passfedern.jpg

      Whats your opinion about idea? Please do not be shy write your opinion if you read this post.

      Thanks,
      Novice mechanical design engineer.
       
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    3. cwarner7_11

      cwarner7_11 Well-Known Member

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      You should begin by having a look at Engineering ToolBox (http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/) for something similar to what you are describing. As to standards- most standards are protected by copyright, and you could find it rather difficult to publish them in their entirety, although summary analyses of critical requirements (with appropriate links and crosslinks) to the appropriate source would be most helpful...
       
    4. CY Shih

      CY Shih New Member

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      Fundamental training lesson for fresh mechanical engineer and people interested without mechanical experence. Thanks
       
    5. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      You're very welcome :confused:
       
    6. Coffin

      Coffin New Member

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      Thanks for link to Engineering Tool Box site, maybe do you know any more similar websites to develop my creating website idea ?
      In my opinion worst thing in this site is too much advertisements.
       
    7. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Coffin - my aim is for MDF (this website) to have all this info. Check out the homepage. Its possible to add articles under the categories in the left-hand column. We could add as many categories as necessary to do what you want to achieve.
       
    8. bonner motorsport

      bonner motorsport New Member

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      Android app

      There is quite a nifty little app available on the android app store called 3D CAD Engineers Handbook. Has some really useful functions and it's free. It has a material database and calculations for machining times and unit conversions along with some other specialised functions.
       
    9. kevin136

      kevin136 Well-Known Member

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      Hei Men,I think we can write a book which collect all questions and effective solutions.More engineer would be insterested in that.Cos that's the essence of experience.What do you say about that? I'm not sure whether it's legal with copylights.
       
    10. cwarner7_11

      cwarner7_11 Well-Known Member

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      Kevin- this has been an idea I have had with another forum in which I participate- certain topics/questions come up frequently, and one encounters priceless responses/advice that can not be found in any text book. These forums, however, represent a very, very large database of a few gems of wisdom scattered within a flood of "noise". It is not trivial pulling the most valuable information from the data stream. But, such a reference could be invaluable, properly organized, indexed and categorized.

      Actually, this forum has the beginnings of just such a volume (have a look at the "Articles" section). Rather than re-inventing the wheel, one might find it easier to begin with this section, and build on it from the gems one finds in the forums.

      Of course, one is also going to run in to controversy. Different "experts" are going to have different ideas about the correct approach to the solution of a problem, or a preferred manufacturing process for a given object, or other such questions. It is not easy to present a balanced assessment of "best practices". You might find yourself creating more conflict than reference...
       
    11. Coreygreat

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      YES! I think that is a great idea if you can get it started and hopefully it will get passed around as it become more informative. I have been amazed thru my different jobs, at how many 'professional' or 'senior' design engineers, still cannot design a hole to have proper or acceptable clearance for manufacturing. A 10mm bolt does NOT fit in a 10mm hole, especially after paint, let alone more than one hole being aligned in an assembly. I have not seen many (less than probably 10%), engineers with a Machinist Handbook on their desk. I deal more with manufacturing, and I have an automotive mechanic (ASE certified) background at fixing or dealing with design engineer issues! If you can get something started and popular, to aid design engineers to design correctly from the start, it can improve cost savings tremendously! The more real world information you can present to engineers outside of text books, the better a design can be!

      Good luck my friend!
       

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