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American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) - U.S. distributors of machine tools
Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) -
U.S. builders of machine tools
ASM International -
information on metals & materials
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA)
Industrial Distribution Association (I.D.A.) -
an industrial distributor association
Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA) -
dealers of used machinery
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) -
great site! Lots of manufacturing information
National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM)
National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) -
for small to medium sized manufacturers
Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA)
Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)
Tooling & Manufacturing Association (TMA)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) -
GREAT manufacturing resource


Publications  [back to top]

GardnerWEB - Web site of Gardner Publications. Includes Modern Machine Shop magazine
- also view Gardner's World Machine Tool Output & Consumption Survey
Industrial Distribution Magazine -
management & sales magazine for distributors
Job Shop Technology Magazine -
mostly metalforming, some metalcutting
Manufacturing Marketplace -
lots & lots of information
Manufacturing News
Tooling & Production Magazine -
geared towards the metalworking industries

Education & Research  [back to top]

American Precision Museum - VERY interesting site!
AMTDA's Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer (CMTSE) program
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences -
Manufacturing Information Resource Center
National Institute for Metalworking Skills
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
Plant Floor Teleportal - "the Internet Marketplace for precision manufacturing." This site is immense - A MUST SEE!


Databases  [back to top]

DAX Publications - SIC & NIACS code listings
Techspex Machine Tool Databases -
this machine tool database seems to have it all
Thomas Register -
the manufacturer's Yellow Pages
National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) - click on "Member Search"


Manufacturing Resources  [back to top]

Ergonomic Workstations - by Production Basics - Check out their "Links" page


Library  [back to top]

Decision Technology's Library of Suggested Reading (plus a list of CMTSE Reference Books)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Technical Library



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