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America Makes is The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII)
America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP) technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation, America Makes is working to accelerate AM and 3DP technologies and increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness.


American Mold Builders Association (MANUFACTURING & METALWORKING ASSOCIATION)
AMBA represents the moldmaking and mold building shops of North America through networking, lobbying, and support. Their Web site offers books, reports, training materials, a calendar of events, and business forecasting data. Also offered are extensive member databases and a "Buyer's Guide" — they offer contact with the vast moldmaking community that AMBA serves.


AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Online home to the premier manufacturing technology association. Sponsors and organizes IMTS - the International Manufacturing Technology Show.


Eureka Ranch International
Using Scientific Methods to help Business Leaders FIND, FILTER & FAST TRACK innovations that are meaningfully unique vs. competition.


GARPA
The Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations (GARPA), and its annual meeting, the Global Summit, were formed to encourage the sharing of information on rapid prototyping and related subjects across international borders. As a part of this sharing, GARPA members from around the world participate in activities that include technical presentations at industry conferences, the publication of application case studies, business meetings, social events, and the formal and informal exchange of information.


Manufacturing Extension Partnership
According to their site, MEP is a nationwide network of not-for-profit Centers in over 400 locations nationwide, whose sole purpose is to provide small and medium-sized manufacturers with the help they need to succeed. This site is less of a hotbed of massive metalworking info, and more of a portal through which to initiate contact with MEP. If you're a small- to mid-sized manufacturer and would like some assistance with your processes, this might not be a bad idea.


Modern Machine Shop - Additive Manufacturing Supplement
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING is a new quarterly supplement to both Modern Machine Shop and MoldMaking Technology magazines. The supplement covers technologies that build complex components layer by layer, focusing on the ways these technologies are used to make functional products such as production tooling and end-use manufactured parts.


Product Development & Management Association (PDMA)
The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals. Our mission is to improve the effectiveness of individuals and organizations in product development and management. This is accomplished by providing resources for professional development, information, collaboration and promotion of new product development and management.


RAPID Today
The independent resource for users of rapid protoyping, rapid manufacturing and 3D Printing.


Senvol Database
Given the rapid growth of the industrial additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) industry, it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of all of the machines and materials that are on the market. Senvol has solved this problem with the launch of the Senvol Database. Users are able to search the database by over 30 fields, such as machine build size, material type, and material tensile strength. Search for additive manufacturing machines and materials all in one place. Free.


SME Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community
Offers news, forum, job listings, and certificate program. Parent organization of RAPID, the annual rapid manufacturing conference and exposition.


Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Books and other technical materials are available for sale.


Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA)
The Supplier Excellence Alliance is a collective of aerospace, defense, and space primes/OEMs, major subcontractors, and suppliers working together to improve capabilities and ensure American competitiveness. Think of this organization as a commune for the supply chain – and if you’re reading this, you’re part of a supply chain. There are numerous resources to help your business on this site, whether you’re outsourcing work or doing it for someone else. SEA’s focus on lean alone is worth a visit. SEA appears committed to improving each link in the chain; or at least your performance in it.


The Management Roundtable (MRT)
The Management Roundtable is the leading knowledge and networking resource for product developers. Practitioner-oriented and unbiased, our focus is on providing actionable information about new strategies and processes that enable speed, innovation, profitability, and overall competitive advantage.


The TCT Magazine (Europe)
TCT is Europe’s leading publication serving the rapid product development and rapid manufacturing sector. Parent organization of TCT Live.