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American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ANSI, a private nonprofit membership organization supported by a diverse constituency of private and public sector organizations, is the administrator and coordinator of the U.S. private sector voluntary standardization system.
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA)
FMA provides technical information and educational opportunities for metal fabricators through conferences, magazines and research services.
Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI)
IFI is an association of manufacturers of bolts, nuts, screws, rivets and all types of special formed parts that works to advance technology and application engineering of fasteners and formed parts through planned research and educational programs. The institute and its members also work with national and international technical organizations to develop standards and other technical practices.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Through publications, expositions, professional development resources and member programs, SME supports a network of hundreds of chapters for manufacturing executives managers and engineers. The organization helps members solve technology-specific problems and stay current on applications, processes, technology developments, methods and regulatory issues. SME includes a number of associations: The Computer & Automated Systems Association, Association for Electronics Manufacturing, Association for Finishing Processes, Machine Vision Association, Machining Technology Association, North American Manufacturing Research Association, Association for Forming & Fabricating, Technologies Robotics International and Rapid Prototyping Association.
The Welding Institute (TWI)
TWI is the largest organisation concerned with R&D in joining technologies in the western world. Confidential contract R&D, consultancy services and training are provided covering welding, cutting, surfacing and bonding of all engineering materials including metals, polymers and ceramics. Almost all industry sectors are serviced; heavy steel users like shipbuilding and earth moving equipment; micro technology such as medical or electronic devices; those with specialized material needs like aeronautics and nuclear power. TWI helps at any stage - from initial design, materials selection, production and quality assurance, through to service performance and repair.
Welding Technology Institute of Australia
The Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) was formed in 1989 by the amalgamation of the Australian Welding Institute and the Australian Welding Research Association.
These websites are primarily commercial marketing sites for products and services. They are included here because they also offer some free resources.