Wohlers Associates, Fort Collins, CO - Wohlers Associates offers "technical and strategic consulting on the new developments and trends in rapid product development and additive manufacturing." The company is highly recognized for its work in consulting, expert litigation, industry speaking, publishing textbooks, industry articles and trade journals, as well as contributing to industry committees, boards, and associations. The company founder, Terry Wohlers, is well known as the industry expert in rapid technologies.
Manufacturers Association of Florida, Tallahassee, FL - "The MAF was established in 2006 to help improve the business climate of Florida for manufacturers. The MAF assists with training and certification, legislative advocacy, and offers networking opportunities for those involved in manufacturing."
Society of Manufacturing Engineers - "SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practicioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training, and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME shares knowledge to advance manufacturing."
Society of Women Engineers - "SWE is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders."
MatWeb - a massive online database of production grade materials including a collection of 99,000 OEM material property datasheets.
Design World - "Design World is focused on serving the OEM machine builder, design engineer, and engineering manager. Design World delivers relevant editorial content and the most up-to-date supplier product and technology releases."
CustomPartNet.com - An encyclopedia of manufacturing process that "provides educational content across a wide range of manufacturing processes to help both students and practicing engineers that are new to the manufacturing industry. Process overviews, design guidelines, and an in-depth glossary allow users to explore how a process works and learn how to design more cost effective parts." The website also offers free cost estimation tools for a number of manufacturing processes to help users understand the relationships between part design, material selection, and process selection.