Industry Trade Associations
The IEEE is a leading professional association for the advancement of technology. The IEEE originally an acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. has expanded into many related fields ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.
Motion Control Association
The MCA is a global not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting the understanding and use of motion control technologies. Their membership includes manufacturers of complete motion control systems, components, suppliers, system integrators, distributors, end users, consulting firms, academic institutions, and research groups directly involved with mechanical and electronic (mechatronics) motion control around the world.
National Fluid Power Association
The NFPA is a forum where fluid power channel partners--manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, customers and educators--work together to advance fluid power technology, strengthen the industry and foster member success.
Robotics Industries Association
The RIA is the only trade group in North America organized specifically to serve the robotics industry. Member companies include leading robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, and consulting firms. The RIA sponsors the Robotics Online Directory, providing information to help engineers, managers and executives apply and justify robotics and flexible automation.
Power Transmission Distributors Association
The PTDA is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control distribution channel and is dedicated to advancing distribution and strengthening its members success. It offers networking forums and information on industry trends.
Packing Machinery Manufacturers Institute
Sponsor and producers of the PackExpo shows, PMMI has more than 550 member companies that manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the United States and Canada. All members receive Packaging Machinery Technology Magazine, a bimonthly publication that highlights innovations in the packaging machinery industry.
Valve Manufacturers Association
The VMA is focused on the U.S. and Canadian valve, actuator and control manufacturing industry and offers leadership forums, market outlook workshops, and technical seminars and exhibits to their members.
Technical and Professional Societies
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Founded in 1880, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that promotes the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences throughout the world. The core values of ASME are rooted in its mission to better enable mechanical engineering practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind.
American Welding Society
The AWS offers numerous certifications, programs and services for the welding professional including educational seminars and conferences. They are sponsors of the annual FABTECH International and AWS Welding Show.
National Society of Professional Engineers
The NSPE is 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.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The SME is a professional society dedicated to advancing manufacturing knowledge through its communities, publications, expositions, and professional development resources, keeping manufacturers up-to-date on leading trends and technologies.
Society of Women Engineers
The SWE is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their contributions as engineers and leaders. Founded in 1950, SWE establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities.