The links, which follow, are designed to assist OEMs, manufacturers, buyers, and potential technology licensees find useful links information for various industrial associations, standards and testing websites, professional engineering associations, welding associations, industry related periodicals, and general business resources, which can be beneficial to their operations.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) www.astho.org/ ASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.
American Bureau of Metal Statistics (ABMS ) www.abms.com The ABMS has served as a primary source of metal statistics. ABMS coordinates the exchange of industry data and data compilation information with other international statistical organizations that collect, compile and publish non-ferrous industry statistics on a global basis.
American Foundrymen's Society, Inc. (AFS) American Foundrymen's Society, Inc. AFS provides and promotes knowledge and services that strengthen the metal casting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and society. It is the leading U.S. based metalcasting society. The site contains a wide array of technical information and regulatory information.
American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) www.agma.org The AGMA is a global organization representing approximately 400 companies worldwide. It has diversified and broadened its services to include both technical standards and business management practices for America and the world. The site offers access to publications and many research, training, and educational resources.
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) http://www.steel.org The AISI promotes steel as the material of choice and works to enhance the competitiveness of the North American steel industry and its member Companies. Member companies include integrated, electric furnace, and reconstituted mills. Associate members include suppliers to, or customers of, the industry. Affiliate member organizations include downstream steel producers of products such as cold rolled strip, pipe and tube, and coated sheet.
American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) www.amtda.org/The AMTDA is a trade association dedicated to advancing the marketing of machine tools in the United States through distribution.
American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) www.amba.org American Mold Builders Association has been the leading industry trade organization serving U.S. mold builders. Member companies serve OEMs in many industries including automotive, medical, electronics/electrical, toys, recreation and sporting goods, building and construction, lawn and garden, consumer, and industrial. Site contains publications and resources, plus industry links.
ASM International (ASM) www.asm-intl.org/ Society of materials engineers and scientists dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications of metals and materials. Site offers ASME, AWS, ISO, NACE, and ASTM standards. Contains links to its magazines Advanced Materials & Processes and Heat Treating Progress and a searchable directory to over 1300 manufacturers and service providers in the metals & materials industry. The “Shop ASM” icon gives a wide range of items, both technical reports and books. The archives offer items from the 1960s to the present.
American Society for Quality (ASQ) http://www.asq.org/ Geared to provide information on quality issues for manufacturing. The AQQ site offers sections on ISO certification, U.S. quality standards, six sigma discussions, quality periodicals, quality links, and a glossary on quality word and terms.
American Welding Society (AWS) http://www.asq.org/info/glossary/ The AWS membership includes providers of products and services to members and the welding industry. The site lists safety and health information, trade shows, industry links, and much more.
Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) http://abcdpittsburgh.org/ Founded in 1976 by a group of educators, engineers, builders, and material suppliers, the Association for Bridge Construction and Design was formed to educate designers, builders, government officials, and the general public about the vital role of safe bridges in our society. With several chapters around the U.S., the Association for Bridge Construction and Design provides a forum for members to exchange and develop new ideas and techniques. This website contains an extensive list of links regarding all areas of bridge design, construction, science, and also appreciation.
Association for Forming & Fabricating Technologies of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers http://www.sme.org/ focuses on the technologies and processes that efficiently make products from metal sheet, coil, plate, tube, or pipe stock. Typical industries served are automotive, off-highway vehicles, aerospace vehicles, defense, consumer and industrial appliance, furniture, and consumer electronics products. Site includes areas with technology trends and other resources.
Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) http://www.aist.org/ This organization’s goal is the a dvancement of the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel. The site contains lots of information on iron and steel technology programs and publications.
Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) www.ame.org an organization dedicated to manufacturing excellence. Site contains lots of educational information.
Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) www.mfgtech.org AMT represents and promotes the interests of American providers of manufacturing machinery and equipment actively supports and promotes American manufacturers of machine tools and manufacturing technology. This helpful site contains current industry specific articles, a directory, discussions of issues, and association links. Site contains specific information for Forming & Fabricating Group and the Laser Systems Product Group.
Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) www.mfgtech.org/ Industry group that promotes the interests of machine tool manufacturers. The site is quite extensive containing industry trends and statistics, standards and regulations, publications, and web resources.
Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA) www.amea.orgMembers are individual machinery and equipment appraisal professionals.
Association of Steel Distributors (ASD) www.steeldistributors.org/asd/ The Association of Steel Distributors (ASD) is a non-profit organization, providing the steel distribution industry a forum for ideas exchange and market information. Members have access to the most current industry developments and legislative issues. Regional and national meetings give members numerous opportunities to learn and network in this competitive environment.
Bridge Grid Flooring Manufacturers Association (BGFMA) http://www.bgfma.org/ The BGFMA is an industry group that features an expanded professional organization focused on the reliable development and application of bridge grid flooring and Exodermic™ decking. The BGFMA is comprised of companies who manufacture steel grid flooring systems for bridges, and other companies with an interest in the steel grid market. The role of the association is to promote the use of grid reinforced concrete bridge decks through data collection, research/development and education.
British Stainless Steel Association - www.bssa.org.uk/nsindex.htm - This association promotes and develops the use of stainless steel by UK manufacturers and end users. Online Technical AdviceProvides technical support and advice on stainless steel and its applications .
CECOF (European Committee of Industrial Furnace and Heating Equipment Associations (CECOF) http://www.cecof.org/index2.html CECOF is the European Committee of Industrial Furnace and Heating Equipment Associations and was founded in 1972. CECOF incorporates the relevant national associations for industrial furnace and heating equipment in Europe and as such all major companies in this field. The site offers market and statistical information as well as technical resources.
European Market Development Association for Stainless Steel - Euro Onox - http://www.euro-inox.org/ - The European market association for stainless steel. Euro Inex attempts to raise the awareness of the engineering potential of stainless steel, inform stainless steel users about grades, products and technical properties, and spread informed design and fabrication knowledge.
Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International (FMA) http://www.fmametalfab.org FMA keeps members current concerning metal forming and fabricating trends and technologies. FMA serves members involved in the following processes: bending, blanking, cutting, drawing, extruding, fastening, finishing, leveling, piercing, punching, roll forming, shearing, slitting, spinning, straightening, stamping, swaging, and welding. The s ite provides on-line quoting opportunities. See also the Tube and Pipe Association, one of their affiliates.
Highway Administration, Office of Bridge Technology http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/
A division of the Federal Highway Administration's infrastructure program, the Office of Bridge Technology serves as a rich, national resource for technical and legislative information regarding all aspects of bridge design and construction. This website provides access to Office of Bridge Technology staff, publications, and bridge-related links.
Forging Industry Association (FIA) www.forging.org - FIA is the only organization that offers process-specific information, provides statistical, training, educational and technical services and serves as a common voice on legislative and regulatory issues on behalf of the metal forging community in North America. The site offers a myriad of technical information and an online university for educational enhancement.
Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) www.industrial-fasteners.org The IFI is comprised of the leading North American manufacturers of bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, and all types of special formed parts. Leading suppliers to the industry are also included as associate members.
Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) - www.ihea.org/ - The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) is a voluntary national trade association representing the major segments of the industrial heat processing equipment industry. Current members include designers and manufacturers of all types of industrial heat processing equipment used for the melting, refining and heat processing of ferrous and nonferrous metals and certain nonmetallic materials and heat-treatment of products made from them. Included in their member's product scope, but not limited to, are: furnaces; ovens; dryers; heaters; heating equipment; kilns; induction and dielectric apparatus; coke ovens; tanks for melting glass; salt bath or salt bath furnaces; oil, chemical and petro-chemical processing equipment; industrial combustion equipment; accessories for all the foregoing; and auxiliary equipment such as atmosphere generators, process controls, quenching apparatus, equipment for heat recovery and industrial washers.
Industrial Supply Association (IDA) www.ida-assoc.org/ The IDA is the leading association of the maintenance, repair, operations and production (MROP) supply chain. Standard products carried by I.D.A. members include abrasives, cutting tools, valves, pumps, safety and maintenance supplies. These products are commonly referred to as MRO items (maintenance, repair and operations). The site contains white papers, statistics, periodicals, and helpful links.
International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI) www.worldsteel.org The IISI is a non-profit research organization providing a world forum concerning aspects of the international steel industry. Members include nearly all of the world’s major steel producers. It is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) - – www.worldstainless.org - The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) is a non-profit research organization, which serves as the world forum on various aspects of the international stainless steel industry. ISSF was founded in 1996. The most comprehensive site for anyone interested in the use of stainless steel including industry statistics, publications, and may useful information sources including animations.
International Titanium Association (ITA) www.titanium.org The representative for titanium users and producers. The site contains a Buyer’s Guide, Books for sale, periodicals, educational workshops, and classified ads.
International Tube Association (ITA) www.itatube.org/ The ITA is the world’s largest personal membership association for the tube & pipe industries and offers a unique range of benefits, services and events to promote new technology and growth within our industry. ITA has individual members in more than 70 countries. This association represents the world’s largest membership of tube and pipe engineers. Site offers a variety of papers.
Machine Tool Technologies Association (MTTA) www.mta.org.uk/ Part of the MTA, the Manufacturing Technologies Association, it is the national organization representing companies who manufacture or import products in the machine tool, equipment and manufacturing technologies sector.
National Bridge Research Organization (NaBRO) http://www.nabro.unl.edu/index.asp NaBRO is located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is an attempt to provide a platform to foster cooperation between academia, industry and government agencies in developing and implementing new technologies related to bridge design and construction.
Japan Metal Stamping Association (JMSA) http://www.nikkin.or.jp/english/h/business.html This site is geared to assisting small-to-medium size metal stamping enterprises in Japan. The association promotes modernization of facilities, development of new products and technology, and optimization of management scale and production methods, and thus has achieved enormous results. The website is limited.
Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA) www.mdna.org MDNA members buy and sell used capital equipment. Established in 1941 to assure buyers of the integrity and reliability of used machinery dealers that are members of the association, the association represents nearly 500 member companies around the world.
Metal Finishing Suppliers Association (MFSA) http://www.mfsa.org MFSA is a network of suppliers dedicated to the advancement of the metal finishing industry. The association offers its members a host of member benefits including networking, industry promotion, survey and research information, and the opportunity to be an active player in industry concerns through committees and government relations. Site contains a supplier’s directory and a resources section containing periodicals and research information.
Metal Forming - http://www.metalforming.com (Please see the Precision Metalforming Association)
Metal Treating Institute (MTI) www.metaltreat.com/ Metal Treating Institute is the only international trade association representing the corporate heat-treating industry. Members include commercial heat treaters, captive heat treaters, and suppliers. Site contains a link to the in-house periodical Open Hearth Newsletter plus industry standards, industry links, and a database to locate a heat treater.
NACE International - http://web.nace.org - Provides education and communicates information to protect people, assets, and the environment from the effects of corrosion.
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) www.nam.org A large association dedicated to representing all manufacturers' interests and views on both national and international issues to the U.S. government. Site contains a tremendous amount of updated U.S. manufacturing and trade data information.
National Center for Excellence in Metalworking Technology (NCEMT) www.ncemt.ctc.com/ The National Center for Excellence in Metalworking Technology (NCEMT) was established in 1988 as one of the Centers of Excellence sponsored by the United States Navy Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program. NCEMT is one of the nation's premier resources for developing and disseminating affordable, advanced metalworking technologies. Publications and videos on metalworking technologies are available though the site.
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) www.ncms.org/main.html NCMS builds cross-industry partnerships to leverage assets, minimize risk and expand resources, allowing timely introduction of new technology in the manufacturing sector.
National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM) www.nacfam.org/ an industry-led, non-profit education, research and services organization committed to enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of U.S.-based manufacturing. The site is primarily for member use but does contain links to advanced manufacturing publications.
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) www.nims-skills.org NIMS is a nonprofit organization formed by metalworking trade associations, national labor organizations, a council of state governors, companies, and educators to support the development of a skilled workforce for the metalworking industry.
National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) http://www.ntma.org/ The NTMA is the national representative of the custom precision manufacturing industry in the United States. NTMA members design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs,
Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) www.pmpa.org/ is part of the Precision Metalforming Association. S ince its formation in 1933, the Precision Machined Products Association (formerly NSMPA) has been the sole provider of Industry-specific information. The site includes an industry overview section and a comprehensive resources center.
Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) www.metalforming.com The association for most metal forming companies. PMA members include metal stampers, roll formers, metal fabricators, metal spinners, and slide formers. The PMA website is also home to the Custom Roll Forming Institute. Site includes many links and resources pertinent to metal forming operations.
Sensational Stainless - www.sensationalstainless.com/frameset.htm - This site, funded by the US Stainless Steel Industry, aims to promote stainless steel products by educating consumers about the benefits, beauty, and durability of this great looking material.
Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) http://www.ssina.com/index2.html SSINA is a trade association representing virtually all the producers of specialty steel in North America including bar, rod, wire, angles, plate, sheet and strip, in stainless steel and other specialty steels. This massive site offers information on corrosion, finishes, composition and properties of stainless steel, structural design information, recycling, technical hints and tips and much, much, more.
Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) http://www.steelnet.org/ Members are primarily steel producers such as mini-mills. It is the primary trade association for scrap-based EAF steel makers. Site includes presentations, policy, and import statistics.
Steel Plate Fabricators Association (SPFA) http://www.spfa.org The SPFA’s membership is composed of manufacturers of ferrous and non-ferrous custom designed and fabricated steel and alloyed plat for steel mills, railroads, utilities, and petroleum, chemical, water and related industries. The site includes certification courses & seminars and safety information among other offerings.
Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) http://www.recycle-steel.org The Steel Recycling Institute promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products.
Steel Service Center Institute (SSCI) http://www.ssci.org Members include domestic and international wholesalers of industrial steel products who take products from metal producers and provide new products in various sizes and grades. The site includes news and publications, industry data, and education and training resources.
Tooling & Manufacturing Association (TMA) www.tmanet.comChicago-area association represents area companies that provide manufacturers worldwide with tools & dies, molds, jigs & fixtures, special machinery, automation equipment, precision machining, turned parts, metal stampings and fabricated metal parts, plastic molded parts, die cast parts, subassemblies, plating, engraving and heat treating services. The TMA membership also features suppliers of industrial machinery & equipment, software, systems, materials and services. Site contains many training programs and offers continuing education courses.
Tube and Pipe Association (TPA) - http://www.tpatube.org/TPA-Homepage.cfm TPA provides the tools and the resources needed by companies to improve operations. TPA informs and educates tube and pipe producing and fabricating professionals through conferences, expositions, magazines, technical research library, networking opportunities, and more. TPA is the technology affiliate of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Site contains, educational resources, technology white papers, industry financial ratios to help gauge business development activities, industry links and much more. See also The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), their parent organization.top
British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) www.bcga.co.ukto promote safe practice in the manufacture, distribution, storage and use of compressed and liquefied gases. The site is primarily geared to members.
Compressed Gas Association (CGA) www.cganet.com/ Compressed Gas Association has been dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards and safe practices in the industrial gas industry. This site contains a long list of available videos and publications.
European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) www.eiga.org/is a safety and technically oriented organization representing the vast majority of European and a number of non-European companies producing and distributing industrial, medical and food gases. Site contains much information about industrial gases and uses.
Japan Industrial Gases Association (JIGA) www.jiga.gr.jp/english/ The JIGA is a relatively new organization established to integrate various industrial gas associations, including the Oxygen Association, the Dissolved Acetylene Association, the Carbon Dioxide Association, the Specialty Gas Association, the Helium Association, and the Hydrogen Association that have represented the industrial gas industry, up to now. The site is focused on Japanese industrial gas uses but contains statistics and many publications that may be interesting to site visitors.top
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) http://www.asce.org/asce.cfm Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. The ASCE is a professional society of civil engineers. The ASCE works with Congress, the White House, and federal agencies to build sound national engineering policy. The website contains a research section, publications, career information, and standards information.
Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) www.aist.org/ Formed in January 2004 from the merger of the Iron & Steel Society and the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers. This new organization has the goal of advancing the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel. This site has a great “Links” section for both users of steel and producers of various steel types.
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) http://www.csce.ca/ The CSCE is a learned society intended to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada and to enhance the public image of the civil engineering profession. The site contains news, publications, and information on various civil engineering disciplines.
Heat Treating Society (HTS) http://hts.asminternational.org/The ASM International Heat Treating Society is the premier society for heat treating professionals. Comprised of members from the captive, commercial, supplier, research, manufacturer and customer sectors. HTS serves as a central clearinghouse for heat-treating information that is distributed through conferences, seminars, books and electronic media.
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) www.iienet.org/ IIE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, non-profit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering. The site contains a wide variety of useful information for industrial engineers.
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) http://www.iabse.ethz.ch/ The IABSE is a scientific / technical Association with 3'900 members in 100 countries, counting 48 National Groups worldwide. Founded in 1929 it has its seat in Zurich, Switzerland. IABSE deals with all aspects of structural engineering: the science and art of planning, design, construction, operation, monitoring and inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation and preservation, demolition and dismantling of structures, taking into consideration technical, economic, environmental, aesthetic and social aspects. The term 'Structures' includes bridges, buildings and all types of civil engineering structures, composed of any structural material. The website offers access to a number of publications.
The National Society of Professional Engineers http://www.nspe.org/index.html NSPE is an organization dedicated to the non-technical concerns of licensed professional engineers. The National Society of Professional Engineers stands today as the only national organization committed to addressing the professional concerns of licensed PEs across all disciplines. The site offers educational and employment resources.
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) www.nspe.org The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is the recognized voice and advocate of licensed Professional Engineers. Founded in 1934, NSPE strengthens the engineering profession by promoting engineering licensure and ethics, enhancing the engineer image, advocating and protecting PEs' legal rights at the national and state levels, publishing news of the profession, providing continuing education opportunities, and more. The site is quite comprehensive.
Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. (SAE) www.sae.org/ Engineers, business executives, educators, and students are members of SAE working to advance the engineering of mobility systems. The SAE is a major source of technical information used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land, sea, and in the air or space based. The SAE online store offers books, papers, standards, CD-ROMs, and e-Seminars.
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) http://www.same.org SAME is a nonprofit professional engineer association, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The Society of American Military Engineers is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry. Site provides resources for training and other activities.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) www.sme.org The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually. Through its communities, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and keeps manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. The SME has members in more than 70 countries and represents manufacturing practitioners across all industries.
Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) http://www.seaoc.org/SEAOC's mission is to advance the structural engineering profession; to provide the public with structures of dependable performance through the application of state of the art structural engineering principles; to assist the public in obtaining professional structural engineering services; to promote natural hazard mitigation; to provide continuing education and encourage research; to provide structural engineers with the most current information. Due to its location the site offers an earthquake report and a seismology blue book.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) www.asme.orgASME is a professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety. Site contains standards and codes information.
The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) www.tms.org/ TMS is a major international association for professionals in the fields of metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, materials science and materials engineering. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a rare professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. The TMS site has links to other related organizations, TMS publications, student chapters, meetings, Internet resources, divisions of TMS, and membership information.top
Air Force Research Laboratory http://www.ml.afrl.af.mil/ >AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX). As one of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 10 technology directorates, RX develops materials, processes, and advanced manufacturing technologies for aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and ground-based systems and their structural, electronic and optical components. Air Force product centers, logistic centers, and operating commands rely on the directorate’s expertise in metallic and nonmetallic structural materials, nondestructive inspection, materials used in aerospace propulsion systems, sensor materials, laser-hardened materials, systems support, and advanced manufacturing methods to solve system, expeditionary deployment, and operational challenges.
Basic Metals Processing Research Institute (BAMPRI) http://www.engr.pitt.edu/research/institutes.html The Department of Materials Science and Engineering's Basic Metals Processing Research Institute (BAMPRI) focuses on metallurgical research of interest to the basic metals industry.
Center for the Science & Engineering of Materials at Caltech http://www.csem.caltech.edu/ The Center for the Science and Engineering of Materials (CSEM), established in September of 2000, addresses both research and educational aspects of polymeric, structural, photonic, and ferroelectric materials that will be necessary to solve critical societal needs of the twenty-first century. The Center pioneers a number of exotic and futuristic materials and applications such as liquid metals, responsive gels, and tiny medical sensors.
Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research (CWJCR) http://www.mines.edu/research/cwjcr/ The purpose of the CWJCR is to endorse the science and engineering of welding, joining and coatings, and the advanced education of specialists in these fields and to promote and administer federally and industrially sponsored welding, joining and coatings research. This institution provides graduate level education, basic and applied research and organizes conferences, workshops, seminars for technology transfer. In addition, all the research is supervised by industrial partners and worldwide recognized scientific institutions.
Materials & Manufacturing Directorate http://www.wpafb.af.mil/afrl/rx/ The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate develops materials, processes, and advanced manufacturing technologies for aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and ground-based systems and their structural, electronic and optical components. Air Force product centers, logistic centers, and operating commands rely on the directorate’s expertise in materials, nondestructive inspection, systems support, and advanced manufacturing methods to solve system, expeditionary deployment, and operational challenges.
Materials Research Facilities Network http://www.mrfn.org/ The MRSEC Facilities Network is a nationwide partnership of NSF supported MRSEC centers designed to provide support to researchers in the broad area of Materials Research in academic, government and industrial laboratories around the world. NSF MRSEC centers are geographically spread throughout the United States at major research university which greatly enhances the ability for researchers from other institutions to gain access to the wide array of instrumentation and facilities presently available. The goal of the Facilities Network is to provide users with unprecedented access to instruments, techniques and collaborators in order to enhance their studies.
Materials Science and Component Technology Directorate - http://www.nrl.navy.mil/content.php?P=CODE6000 The Materials Science and Component Technology Directorate carries out a multidisciplinary research program to discover and exploit new improved materials, generate new concepts associated with materials behavior, and develop advanced components based on these new and improved materials and concepts. Scientists perform theoretical and experimental research to determine the scientific origins of materials behavior and to develop procedures for modifying these materials to meet naval needs for advanced platforms, electronics, sensors, and photonics.
Materials Science and Technology Division http://www.ms.ornl.gov/ Formed on March 1, 2006 from a merger of the former Condensed Matter Sciences and Metals & Ceramics Divisions, the Materials Science and Technology Division conducts fundamental and applied materials research for basic energy sciences programs and a variety of energy technologies, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, transportation, conservation, fossil energy, fusion energy, nuclear power, and space exploration. The MST division mission is to conduct basic and applied research and development on materials in order to improve the understanding of physical phenomena and to develop advanced materials and processes to enable energy-efficient, cost-competitive and environmentally acceptable materials technologies for a variety of important national priorities.
Olin Materials Research Laboratories (MRL) http://www.olinbrass.com The MRL experienced metallurgists, engineers and materials researchers focused on new product and process enhancement activities. For over 45 years MRL has excelled at quickly translating ingenious ideas into commercially successful alloys, products and processes.
The Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center (ASPPRC) www.mines.edu/research/aspprc/ The ASPPRC is located at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, and is dedicated to developing a national effort of excellence in ferrous metallurgy. The Center was initially established by the National Science Foundation as one of over fifty Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers. The Center conducts research on bar and forging steels, sheet and coated steels, and plate steel.
The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) www.arl.army.mil/ The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Army’s corporate basic and applied research laboratory. Our mission is to provide innovative science, technology, and analysis to enable full-spectrum operations. ARL consists of the Army Research Office (ARO) and six Directorates-- Weapons and Materials, Sensors and Electron Devices, Human Research and Engineering, Computational and Information Sciences, Vehicle Technology, and Survivability and Lethality Analysis. The Army relies on this ARL Team for scientific discoveries, technologic advances, and analyses to provide warfighters with capabilities to succeed on the battlefield.
The Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, www.mrl.ucsb.edu/ MRL established in September 1992 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and became an NSF Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) in 1996. Its primary role is to support interdisciplinary research, training and education through the study of materials with chemical and structural complexity. These materials range from self-assembling polymers to atomically layered semiconductor materials and have the common theme that multiple length-scales play an important role in their physical properties.
The Materials Research Society (MRS) http://www.mrs.org/s_mrs/index.asp is an organization of materials researchers from academia, industry, and government that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life. MRS now consists of more than 14,000 members from the United States -- as well as over 50 other countries. The Society is different from that of single discipline professional societies because it encourages communication and technical information exchange across the various fields of science affecting materials. The MRS web site is searchable and contains information on career services, publications, sections and chapters, fellowships and awards, materials science-related links, and membership.
The UMass-Amherst Materials Research Science and Engineering Center www.pse.umass.edu/mrsec/ The Center operates ten Central Facilities as Shared Experimental Facilities, each being key to the efficient and timely execution of the research and education programs. The Center operates and maintains shared instrumentation for Characterization, Electron Microscopy, Molecular Weight, Morphology, Nanoscience, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Optical Microscopy, Rheology, Surface Science, and Spectroscopy.
The University of Minnesota's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (UMN MRSEC) www.mrsec.umn.edu/ is an innovative program that fosters a creative, interdisciplinary approach to materials research, interlocking faculty and students from seven departments in a pursuit that addresses the meticulous control of composition, structure, and properties in advanced materials. The UMN MRSEC was launched in 1998 from the strong tradition of collaboration among the science and engineering departments of the University's Institute of Technology.
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) - www.nrl.navy.mil/ NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps and conducts a broad program of scientific research, technology and advanced development. NRL has served the Navy and the nation for over 80 years and continues to meet the complex technological challenges of today's world.top
Association of Independent Welding Distributors (AIWD) - http://www.welders.to/ consists of a wide range of small, medium, and large welding supply distributors. The purchasing cooperative negotiates with primary and approved vendors on behalf of the group. Members can benefit from various AIWD offered products and services that allow them to compete with the national chains. The site contains a Welding Supply Distributor Locator for visitor convenience.
Canadian Welding Association (CWA) - http://www.cwa-acs.org/ To provide a Canadian forum in which welding professionals, their employers, fabricators and welding-products suppliers are all able to exchange information, share knowledge resources and work with government and regulatory agencies and each other to advance the welding profession, its products and its practices. This site offers a lot to the visitor including information on welding supplies, information exchange forums, excellent welding links, job postings, and posted resumes of welders looking for work.
Edison Welding Institute (EWI) http://www.ewi.org/ EWI is the leading engineering and technology organization in North America dedicated to the research and development of materials joining and welding. EWI provides materials joining assistance, contract research, consulting services and training to hundreds of members in the aerospace, automotive, government, energy and chemical, heavy manufacturing, medical and electronics industries. The site lists job openings, welding services and testing providers and a discussion forum among many of its offerings.
Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA) http://www.aws.org/rwma/ The Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance develops equipment standards for the protection and benefit of buyers and users of resistance welding equipment and accessories. Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance encourages the highest standards of ethics in the resistance welding industry. The site offers an article archive and resistance welding research information.
The American Welding Society (AWS) www.aws.org/ The AWS was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines. From factory floor to high-rise construction, from military weaponry to home products, AWS continues to lead the way in supporting welding education and technology development to ensure a strong, competitive and exciting way of life for all Americans. This organization’s site offers educational training courses, certification information, and career assistance.
The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) - http://www.gawda.org/ The GAWDA mission is to promote the safe operation and economic vitality of distributors of industrial gases and related welding equipment and supplies. The site offers excellent resources including Pod casts, welding publications, links, a buyer’s directory, and compliance manuals.
The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) www.welding.org/ The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology is a nonprofit institution dedicated to welding training and education excellence. The Institute educates and trains individuals in the use and application of welding technologies; develops and disseminates welding training and educational material; and conducts certification research and qualifications for the welding industry. The site offers many commercial training opportunities and copies of its on-line magazine.
The Innovative Resistance Welding Network www.innoweld.net The I nnovative Resistance Welding Network, INNOWELD.NET, has been established since November 2002, which serves as the seminar organizer and an information centre to link professional people and organizations working in resistance welding thus to benefit the industrial users of resistance welding. This site is rather lean and offers News and restricted member information.
The International Institute of Welding (IIW) http://www.iiw-iis.org/ The Mission of IIW is to be the global body in the science and application of joining technology providing networking and knowledge exchange. Its technical field encompasses the joining, cutting and surface treatment of metallic and non-metallic materials by such processes as welding, brazing, soldering, thermal cutting, thermal spraying, adhesive bonding, microjoining and embraces allied fields including quality assurance, non-destructive testing, standardization, inspection, health and safety, education, training, qualification, design and fabrication. This site offers technical publications and technical databases on welding and a glossary of welding terminology.
The Welding Institute (TWI) www.twi.co.uk/ TWI is a non-profit distributing, membership-based company. It is owned by its members - 3,500 from 60 countries around the world. TWI's mission is to deliver world-class service in joining materials, engineering and allied technologies to meet the needs of its membership and its associated community. It strives to be the most influential global network for stimulation and development of economic value and quality of life through Materials Joining Technologies. The website offers educational and training information, access to industry publications, welding gauge information, best practices guides, and much more.
Welding Information Center www.weldinginfocenter.org/ The Welding Information Center is a website sponsored by current and former manufacturers and distributors of welding rods. The purpose of the site is to educate the public about the importance of welding to our society. By gathering and providing access in one place to notable publications, articles and other materials which detail everything from welding’s remarkable history and numerous contributions to our economy, to current welding rod litigation and other issues, the site offers visitors a broad overview of the key facts that form a basis for understanding welding and its important role in all our lives.top
European Patent Office - http://ep.espacenet.com/?locale=en_EP - A website allowing the search of the European Patent office. Searches can be made using keywords, persons, organizations, NPL reference numbers, or by using the Classification System of the European Patent Office.
Google Patents - www.google.com/patents - Google’s patent search engine allowing searches by patent number, patent title, inventor name, Assignee name, U.S. Classification, International Classification, patent type, document status, issue date, and both issue and filing date ranges.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - www.uspto.gov - This search engine will only allow users to search the USPTO patents, trademarks or other specialized databases. The site contains online search guides, glossaries, and other useful tools.top
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) http://web.ansi.org/ ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. The ANSI website includes electronic copies of ANSI standards and an excellent Links section to both national and international standards organizations.
American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) www.asnt.org The American Society for Nondestructive Testing seeks to elevate public awareness of the methods used by the airline, power generation, chemical processing and mining industries to ensure equipment reliability. This website contains information about the society, schedules of events, and technical nondestructive testing information.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) http://www.astm.org/ A STM is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services. ASTM develops standard test methods, specifications, practices, guides, classifications, and terminology covering subjects such as metals, paints, plastics, textiles, petroleum, construction, energy, the environment, consumer products, medical services and devices, computerized systems, electronics, and many others. The site contains a consultants’ directory, the ANSI store, and information on quality assurance and training programs.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) http://www.iso.ch/ The source of ISO 9000 and more than 13,000 International Standards for business, government and society. This is an extensive site.
National institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) http://www.nist.gov NIST’s goals are to ensure recognition and use of U.S. standards domestically and in the global marketplace; promote worldwide acceptance of U.S. test and calibration data to facilitate the marketing of U.S. products; and provide assistance to industry, trade associations, and exporters through its operations, training and information programs. Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration. NIST's mission is to develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life.top
Advanced Manufacturing Magazine http://www.advancedmanufacturing.com/ This is the home for people who embrace advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT). AMTs include "hard" technologies like design engineering tools, industrial automation equipment, and software systems and "soft" technologies like lean manufacturing.
American Machinist Online http://www.americanmachinist.com/ Offers the most up-to-date information in the methods and practices of metalworking, including cutting, forming, tooling, materials, robotics, quality, cleaning and finishing, and plant operation. The site includes tons of information and resources.
Assembly Magazine http://www.assemblymag.com/ This publication provides commentary on most methods and processes used in product assembly, plus the equipment, systems and tools used in manufacturing assembly processes. ASSEMBLY serves more than 60,000 qualified subscribers in more than 37,000 locations, covering 98 percent of the U.S. product assembly marketplace. ASSEMBLY is read and used by manufacturing engineers, design engineers, and manufacturing & design managers who are responsible for profitable product assembly. The magazine’s website is a treasure trove of information including product information, white papers, market research, pod casts, and much more.
Bridge Design & Engineering http://www.bridgeweb.com/ Bridge Design & Engineering magazine’s website is considered to be the leading international bridge industry online information source. www.bridgeweb.com includes regularly updated news stories, sample editorial features from the most recently published issue of the magazine, details of forthcoming international bridge exhibitions and conferences and access to searchable archives of past issues of Bridge design & engineering magazine.
CENews.com http://cenews.com/index.asp is a resource for civil engineers that reports trends, technologies, applications, news, business management advice, and more. Readers turn to CENews.com, CE News magazine, and the CivilConnection e-newsletter to keep up on the business of civil engineering. The site contains information on major civil engineering topics.
CryoGas www.cryogas.com CryoGas International, a J.R. Campbell & Associates Publication, promotes the growth and economic health of the international industrial, medical and specialty gases industries through fair, accurate and timely reporting.
Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine www.ctemag.com/ Site contains a buyer’s guide, good links, article search feature, a tool-cutting glossary and association listings.
Design News http://www.designnews.com/ Design News is the leading technical resource for design engineers, who create everything from planes, trains and automobiles to cellular phones, medical devices, and, other products. Design News’ readers need information on new technologies and products. They need and want to know how new solutions compare with existing products and how and where their engineering peers are using them. In particular, they are interested in the specific trade-offs and issues that are inherent in the adoption of new technology in a design effort and how other engineers manage those trade-offs. The website offers salary survey information and a solid resource center.
Engineering News Record http://www.enr.com This site provides the business and technical news for anyone making a living in or from the construction industry. Site covers major projects, technological achievements, business conditions, markets, finance, costs, legislation, government, management, labor, construction methods, equipment and materials and weekly news.
Heat Treating Progress http://www.asminternational.org/Template.cfm?Section=HeatTreatingProgress Keep informed about the heat treating industry by reading the official voice of the Heat Treating Society. Heat Treating Progress is the only magazine dedicated exclusively to the business and technology of heat treating.
Industrial Heating http://www.industrialheating.com/ The Journal of Thermal Technology. The site offers a bulletin board, white papers, product info, archives, industry links, classified ads, the heat treat quotemaster, market research archives, and heat-treat TV.
Industrial Laser Solutions for Manufacturing http://ils.pennnet.com/home.cfm Provides a variety of industrial laser information including a Buyer’s Guide, archived articles, and listings for upcoming events.
Industry Week www.industryweek.com IW leads manufacturing executives through the business issues, strategies, trends and technologies that will help them succeed in today's "better, faster, cheaper" global economy. Contains a Manufacturing 101 Tutorial.
International Journal of Forming Processes http://esaform.cma.fr/ijfp/presentation.html is being issued in order to make scientific exchanges easier within the materials forming process community, between material scientists, computational specialists, and engineers.
IMOA: International Molybdenum Association. http://www.imoa.info/ Stainless steel architecture, stainless swimming pool design, stainless water piping
Iron and Steel Technology http://www.aist.org/magazine/preview.htm Iron & Steel Technology is the premier technical journal for metallurgical, engineering, operating and maintenance personnel in the North American iron and steel industry. As the official monthly publication of AIST, Iron & Steel Technology is the most comprehensive and widely circulated journal available today, dedicated to providing its readers with the latest information on breakthroughs and trends in equipment, processes and operating practices in the international iron and steelmaking industry.
Job Shop Technology www.jobshoptechnology.com/ This magazine publishes articles of interest to outsourcing decision-makers, who are the customers and potential customers of North American job shops. Contains trade show information and industry links.
Manufacturing Engineering http://www.managingautomation.com/ Published as a Society of Manufacturing Engineer's publication. This site contains a tremendous amount of resources.
Manufacturing.Net (Cahners Publications) www.manufacturing.net/ Industrial e-zine with good resources, a search tool, and statistical data.
Metal Industries http://www.metal-industries.com/indexus.html This periodical claims that it is the most consulted monthly review in the field of sheet metal, wire, structural steel and tube work. You will also find samples of articles recently published. This is a subscription periodical.
MetalForming Magazine www.metalformingmagazine.com The magazine of the Precision Metalforming Association www.metalforming.comMetalForming reaches more than 60,000 readers every month, specialists engaged in the manufacture of fabricated metal products, automotive stampings, electric and electronic equipment, appliances and other similar products. Includes tons of links to articles on various types of metal forming processes.
Metalworking Insiders Report www.metalworkinginsider.info/ Geared to the machine tool business and factory equipment. The Metalworking Insiders' Report newsletter is the authoritative voice on the worldwide business of metalworking.
Modern Machine Shop www.mmsonline.com/ The magazine for the metalworking industry. Contains sections with emphasis on Machining Centers, Cutting Tools, Grinding, Turning, EDM, CAD/CAM Software, CNC And DNC, Shop Management, Workholding/Handling, Measurement & Quality, Aerospace Machining, Die/Mold Machining, High Speed Machining, and Screw Machining. This site contains many valuable features.
Modern Metals http://www.modernmetals.com An online magazine dedicated to metalworking professionals including service centers, OEMs, and fabricators containing unbiased coverage of competing metal processes and industry trends. Contains Industry Guides and Trade & Professional Association Directory.
Stamping Journal www.thefabricator.com/SJ/STAMPING_Journal.htm STAMPING Journal® is the only industrial publication dedicated solely to serving the needs of the metal stamping market. In 1987 the American Metal Stamping Association broadened its horizons and renamed itself and its publication, known then as Metal Stamping. T opics include Tool and Die, Job Shops, Material Handling, Coil Processing, Deep Drawing, Quick Die Change, Safety, Automation, Stamping Presses, and Press Feeding.
The Fabricator www.thefabricator.com North America's leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry. It covers technology for the worldwide metal fabricating industry.
Welding Magazine www.weldingmag.com A Penton Publication serving the welding industry
Welding and Cutting www.welding-and-cutting.info/ Welding and Cutting - An English language technical journal covering welding, cutting and soldering technology and related fields, Welding and Cutting is published by DVS, the German Welding Society, in collaboration with The Welding Institute, United Kingdom and the Institut de Soudure, France. Editorial topics include: research and development, training, applications, welding, cutting, soldering, brazing, bonding, materials, design and cost calculations and production in manufacturing industry.
Welding Journal http://www.aws.org/ A good publication to search and find up-to date information and publications on welding. Provides welding industry news on welding and metal fabricating worldwide .
World of Welding http://www.welding.org/newsletters/current/index.html The publication of the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology.top
FABTECH International http://www.aws.org/w/a/show/index.html?id=EQd3vwNh FABTECH International is North America's largest annual metal forming and fabricating exposition and conference. The event exists to bring buyers and sellers of metal forming and fabricating technologies together. FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show 2008 will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada
Furnaces North America www.heattreatonline.com/fna2008/ Furnaces North America is sponsored by The Metal Treating Institute is a Heat Treating Show focused on buyers and decision makers. The Media Sponsor is Industrial Heating Magazine.
IMTS Marketplace / International Manufacturing Technology Show Information http://www.imts.org/ Link to industry tradeshow. Site contains exhibitor information, Information on the industry, machine tool news, and the show floor plans.
Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA) www.mdna.com MDNA is part of the Messe Düsseldorf Group of Companies - one of the world's largest organizers of international trade shows. Their link provides access to a current calendar of international trade shows.
Metalform 2008 Tradeshow Information www.metalform.com/ METALFORM events have become the premier international trade shows serving the metalforming industry with displays of world-class productivity. Metal stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming, welding, tool making, automated assembly and finishing are among the technologies prominently featured.
National Manufacturing Week www.manufacturingweek.com National Manufacturing Week (NMW) is America's #1 Industrial Marketplace for buyers and sellers of products, services and technologies that support and integrate all the functions and activities of the manufacturing process.
Superalloys 2008 http://www.tms.org/Meetings/specialty/superalloys2008/home.html Convened once every four years since 1968, this symposium presents the most recent technical information on a class of high-strength, high-temperature alloys commonly known as superalloys. It provides a forum for technical interchange among researchers, producers and users regarding the design, processing, utilization, testing and behavior of high-temperature materials.
Westec http://www.sme.org/- Manufacturers from throughout the country, with a dominance from the Western states, visit WESTEC to evaluate equipment for purchase and build relationships with their suppliers. This show is the West Coast’s cutting edge machine tool and manufacturing event.top
AK Steel - www.aksteel.com - AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, as well as carbon and stainless tubular steel products, for automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets. AK Steel is a Fortune 500 company with more than $7 billion in sales and major plants and offices in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
Allegheny Ludlum - www.alleghenyludlum.com - Allegheny Ludlum Corporation is a world leader in the technology, production and marketing of specialty materials - stainless steels, silicon electrical steels, tool steels, titanium, nickel alloys, as well as other advanced alloys. Allegheny Ludlum serves customers in diversified consumer and capital goods markets in more than 30 nations.
Carpenter Specialty Alloys - www.cartech.com - Carpenter Technology is a world leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of stainless and specialty alloys, powder alloys and titanium. They continue to accommodate the ever-changing needs of the automotive, aerospace, energy, industrial, medical, defense, and consumer products industries.top