Use the links below for more information on industry organizations and associations.
Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), founded in 1919, only a few years after the birth of flight, is the most authoritative and influential trade association representing the U.S. aerospace and defense industry on Capitol Hill, within the administration, and internationally. As the voice of American aerospace and defense, AIA’s strong advocacy is essential to protecting the interests of our nation and our industry.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 130,000 members in 151 countries. Thirty-two thousand of these members are students.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards. Today, over 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (E.A.S.E.)
The mission of the Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (E.A.S.E.) Council is to broadly promote the benefits of ergonomic assist systems and equipment together with the advantages derived from and the considerations for the use of this equipment in the workplace.
Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI)
Welcome to the Industrial Fasteners Institute. Representing the interests of North American mechanical fastener manufacturers since 1931.
Material Handling Industry of America (MHI)
Material Handling Industry of America (MHI) is the leading nonprofit trade association of material handling and logistics providers. Active members are material handling and logistics equipment, systems, and software manufacturers; consultants; systems integrators and simulators; and third-party logistics providers and publishers.
National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA)
NFDA is a non-profit trade association serving the North American fastener industry. Professionals throughout the fastener industry, both distributors, and manufacturers, whose businesses range in size from small family firms to large multinational corporations, have each found that NFDA's services and benefits provide them with opportunities that are unequaled and unavailable anywhere else.
Northwestern University - Neuroscience and Robotics Lab (NxR)
NxR is the birthplace of the collaborative robot and one of the nation's top institutions for the study of human-robot interaction.
The Ohio State University Institute for Ergonomics
The Ohio State University Institute for Ergonomics is dedicated to ensuring the design of safe and effective work environments and consumer products. This requires an understanding of the physical and cognitive capabilities of people, as well as insights into how performance is affected by the use of different support technologies, tools, and work practices.
OSHA has a four-pronged comprehensive approach to ergonomics designed to quickly and effectively address musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace.
Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Founded in 1974, 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.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
What do cars, aircraft, trucks, off-highway equipment, engines, materials, manufacturing, and fuels have in common? SAE. The Society of Automotive Engineers is your one-stop resource for technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting lifelong manufacturing education. Through our member programs, publications, expositions, and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies.