Professional Associations

Developed by Elaine Hunt and edited by Terry Wohlers

Society of Manufacturing Engineers []. Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan. SME is an international society, founded in 1932, with more than 60,000 members in 70 countries. The society sponsors over 300 chapters and is dedicated to the education of manufacturing professionals.

American National Standards Institute []. ANSI, founded in 1918, is a non-profit organization. It is fully involved in U.S. and global standardization and committed to enhancing the quality of life.

National Tooling & Machining Association []. NTMA is the national representative of the precision custom manufacturing industry throughout the United States. Member companies design and manufacture special tools, dies, molds, and related machine parts.

American Society of Engineering & Education []. ASEE plays a role in developing programs and policies that enable engineering education and allied branches of science and technology to meet challenges of global competition. ASEE provides a link among educational institutes, corporations, and government agencies.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers []. ASME is an organization for promoting the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering throughout the world.

Association for Manufacturing Technology[]. AMT has been dedicated to supporting and enhancing the activities of American manufacturers since its founding more than 90 years ago.

The American Society of Testing Materials []. Organized in 1898, ASTM has grown into one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world. ASTM is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for those having general interest in writing standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

American Council of Independent Laboratories [] is a national trade association representing independent, commercial engineering, and scientific laboratory, testing, consulting, and R&D firms. 1629 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, 202-887-5872, fax 202-887-0021,

Materials Information Society []. ASM International is the society for materials engineers, a worldwide network dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications of metals and materials.

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences []. NCMS is a non-profit research and development consortium of more than 220 North American corporations. Through NCMS, companies team up on research that normally would be too costly and time consuming to do by themselves.

Society of Women Engineers []. SWE is dedicated to the growth and achievement of women in the engineering field.

North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) [], is the only trade association in the U.S. that represents custom and captive die casters, suppliers to the die casting industry, and international die casters. For its members, the association engages in programs and activities that 1) advance the technology of the die casting process, 2) help expand and develop markets for die castings, 3) foster advances and professional management techniques for the die casting business, 4) represent the industry point of view at federal, state, and local levels of government, and 5) provide valuable information, and gain active membership participation in projects that advance the die casting industry.

OEM Technical Communications Affiliate of the North American Die Casting Association, Suite 855, 9701 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018-4721, (847) 292-3625, fax (847) 292-3613