mechanical engineering forum

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by samjesse, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. samjesse

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Sep 14, 2008

    any idea about a good forum for mechanical engineering?
    I could not get google to return much at all.

  2. loosewire

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    There are some great minds on this forum that would do your
    question justice if you give it time. You must start with question
    or subjects to get things going. I have seen robotics and other
    subjects.That is the good part of not deleting old post,read some
    old post i am sure you will get a starter. Expand on your post you
    will get replies and opinions.That why off -topic allows so much
    freedom talk about anything.
  3. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    A reasonable question, you might even find one eventually. Took me years to find this one. Good luck.
  4. steveb

    Senior Member

    Jul 3, 2008
    There are a number of good forums, including mechanical engineering, over at Physics Forums.
  5. loosewire

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    Google-asme a great menu of services.
  6. BMorse

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    Sep 26, 2009
    Is there something in particular that you are looking for?? Something you want to build?? Just Curious.....
  7. KL7AJ

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    Nov 4, 2008
    At the risk of becoming persona non grata, I'm going suggest that this is the perfect forum to start this. I am of the firm conviction that we live in a very coherent universe, and engineering principles of electronics are 100% applicable to mechanics and vice versa. We electronics nerds need to know something about mechanics, and I believe we can offer something to mechanical engineers. To wit...our recent thread on resonant circuts and pendulums.

    Just my humble opinion...

  8. jpanhalt


    Jan 18, 2008
    I just spent some time over at the Physics Forums link given by steveb. The questions and replies were interesting -- like the viscous damping and tortilla chip conveyor --, but I don't see how they fit in here.

    The OP has not responded with specific examples. I wonder if he was thinking more of construction methods and considerations for electronic devices than of ME specifically? Right now, those questions seem to be handled in either General Electronics Chat or The Projects Forum. When such questions are raised, the threads seem to generate a lot of interest.

    I can see a potential benefit in having a separate forum for them, if posters would review prior posts on the same subject before posting. That doesn't seem to happen much for whatever reasons.

    On the downside, it would add one more forum to check and additional possibilities for confusion of where to post. Is the distinction between a construction forum and the current General Electronics Chat or Projects forums that clear cut? (Frankly, the distinction between the Chat and Projects forums is not that clear.)

    All told, I am happy with the current forum offerings. The overlap between Chat and Projects has a slight hidden advantage in that they effectively spread a single active forum over two pages, so posts don't get buried in new posts as quickly as they would in a single forum.

  9. BMorse

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    Sep 26, 2009
    In my primary job (not a carreer!!), I do a lot of electonics "engineering" (third pic, is my own Opto-22 compatible IO Modules and Rack) and plenty of Mechanical Engineering to go with it, so these 2 go side by side with me..... Here are some pics of my latest mech creations for an autonomous recycling machine (Pic 1 & 2 ).... this thing "eats" everything!!:D And I also do metal fabrication, with all sorts of materials and also I design all the metal enclosures (Last Pic is an AC Motor Trash Compactor, only kind in the world that I know of, since most are hydraulic powered... )and design the software too that controls all the automation....
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2009