A warm welcome to the Mechanical Design Forum! It’s great to have you on board and I hope you’ll find this a useful resource for sharing knowledge, networking and finding work. We’re a friendly bunch and I’m sure you’ll enjoy being a member. Below is lots of information about the forum I hope you will find useful. Check out our FREE mobile app! Apps are now available for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices: Click here to go to iPhone/iPad app Click here to go to Android app 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. Say hello! As a new member I’d like to encourage you to visit the Pop in and say hello subforum and introduce yourself. Please could you also visit this thread where you can vote to tell us where you’re from, and also please visit this thread where you can vote to tell us how you found the Mechanical Design Forum. Customise your profile! There are lots nice things you can do to customise your profile. All you need to do is visit your control panel by clicking settings (right at the top of the page on the right side). Once you’re in just click the links under "My Settings" (on the left column) to edit your profile, signature, profile picture, avatar (an avatar is the image in your profile that also appears next to your posts). There are hundreds to choose from (one or two random examples are shown below) You can also create and upload your own too. Signatures are really recommended - Add your own text and hyperlinks - perfect for directing people straight to your wesbiste / portfolio / blog / company website etc. Your signatture appears after every post you make. How to be really groovy Reach the pinnacle of coolness in the Mechanical Design Forum by following these instructions. Your first post! Please don’t be alarmed that your first post doesn’t show up immediately. As a new member your first post will be placed automatically in the moderation queue. This is just to ensure that we don’t have a message board full of Viagra ads! Looking for work? Want someone to do some work for you? Please note that we have a jobs section in the forum. Please use it to post jobs you are looking for or (if you are an employer) jobs you have available. There is also a general section to discuss any aspect of mechanical design jobs or working as a mechanical design engineer. Tell us what you think Suggestions and comments are always appreciated. You can add your feedback at this thread. LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter We’re on LinkedIn and Twitter. We also have a blog. If you’re on LinkedIn please do click the button below to join! Advertising A number of different advertising packages are available to suit all requirements and budgets. They are very reasonably priced. Get in touch with us if you'd like a quote (firstname.lastname@example.org) I hope you have found this information useful and I very much look forward to seeing you around on the Mechanical Design Forum. Best regards, Gareth.