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The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)

AME is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to continuous improvement and enterprise excellence. AME’s membership is composed of a trusted network of volunteers who are committed to leveraging the practitioner-to-practitioner and company-to-company shared learning experience. AME offers its members a multitude of valuable resources to help them stay abreast of current industry developments, and improve the skills, competitiveness and overall success of their organizations

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The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)

AMT represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing.

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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.

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The American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE)

ASPE promotes the future of manufacturing in America by advancing precision engineering; through supporting education; and encouraging the development and application of precision principles. ASPE members represent a variety of technical areas - from engineering (mechanical, electrical, optical and industrial) to materials science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science - and are employed by industry, academia and national labs. ASPE, founded in 1986, is a non-profit organization

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Council on Competitiveness

Council on Competitiveness is a non-partisan and non-governmental organization of CEOs, university presidents, and labor leaders working to ensure U.S. prosperity.


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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

NAM is the preeminent US manufacturers association as well as the nation’s largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.


The North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI)

NAMRI of SME (NAMRI/SME) brings together researchers from leading companies, government laboratories, academic institutions and industrial think tanks located around the world for the purpose of advancing the scientific foundation of discrete-parts manufacturing. This group’s work covers refining fundamental technologies and developing emerging technologies and processes for material removal and material forming, as well as research on manufacturing modeling, simulation, monitoring and control systems.


National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM)

NCDMM delivers optimized manufacturing solutions that enhance the quality, affordability, maintainability, and rapid deployment of existing and yet-to-be developed defense systems. Collaborate with government, industrial, and academic organizations to promote the implementation of best practices to key stakeholders through the development and delivery of disciplined training, advanced technologies, and methodologies.


The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS)

NCMS fuels innovative solutions for manufacturers. A nonprofit, member-based consortium, the organization’s objective is to drive the global competitiveness of North American Manufacturers through collaboration, innovation, and advanced technologies.


The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

NDIA is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security.


Reshoring Intiative

The Reshoring Initiative is an industry-led effort to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. The initiative works with U.S. manufacturers to help them recognize their profit potential as well as the critical role they play in strengthening the economy by utilizing local sourcing and production. Check the Total Cost of Ownership Estimator tool developed by the institute.

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The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME shares knowledge to advance manufacturing. At SME, we are making the future. Together.

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The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)

TMS is a member-driven professional society for those around the world dedicated to the science and engineering fields concerned with minerals, metals and materials. Technical focus areas span a broad range: light metals; electronic, magnetic and photonic materials; extraction and processing; structural materials; and materials processing and manufacturing. Recent efforts include the debut of a peer-reviewed, open access journal on Integrating Materials Manufacturing and Innovation and developing the Orlando Materials Innovation Principles in conjunction with 50 leaders in materials and manufacturing.

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