Dear Members, Here's a selection of topics of interest over the last week. Please do check them out and where possible add your own responses - particularly if a question is unanswered! This week I've added some recently added articles. I hope you like them. Please note you can submit your own articles for publication. Just go to the homepage and click "Create article" on the right-hand side of the page. Have a great weekend. Gareth Hot topics Why doesn't Britain make things any more? A good, but depressing read from the Guardian about the UK's "de-industrial revolution" Motor cycle designing(HELP) I want to become a motor cycle or cruiser bike designer and i intend to start my own shop for the same.. Any suggestions?? Your ideas to Last Mile issue: I am a student and currently doing an innovation research project at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The purpose of the research is to find innovative solutions for last mile issue. Your opinion may significantly contribute to the project. Most hated phrases in the office. What are yours? I'll set the ball rolling with a few: 1) "End of play" or "close of play" (end of the working day) 2) "Low hanging fruit" (an issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible). 3) "Curved ball" (I'm not actually sure what this means, but some people say it a lot) Unanswered questions Precise mechanical latch (help) have two aluminium detail with flat surfaces, that I want to connect one to another. (let's say around 2-3 cm2). One of them is on the top and it fixed to my setup. Another one is on the bottom. There will be a distance between them around 3-5 mm for PCB, that will be connected to the bottom part. Modding a notebook to make it a Quadro?? Using RivaTuner I urgently need a Quadro capable laptop for 3D CAD and SolidWorks. I have had quotes at Â£3000 and much more for a suitable notebook. I did have a Dell M90, but this has recently died! And cost nearly Â£3000 new! Post Residual Stress effect on Crack growth i am searching about Residual Stress effect on Crack growth. I need some litreature. If some one have so please contact me. Timing belt damage issue There is a problem about timing belt of a drive mechanism.The tooth have been damaged completely during the life test with full load.I check the pulley dimension,center distance and the strength of belt,are all ok. Cool Video: Mars Rover Spirit's Entire Journey on Mars 5 miles over 5 years condensed down to 167 seconds. This must have been an amazing project to work on. Pretty cool video too - check it out. Recent Articles OpenSource CNC-From CAD to FAB by cwarner7_11 NX tutorial: Surface: N-sided & Through Curves commands by Ivan Tips on Injection Mold Tooling Design by graphcomnsk Thanks to all for their contributions to the Knowledge Base!