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American Chemistry Council (ACC) - Plastics Division
The ACC Plastics Division represents leading manufacturers of plastic resins. Their website contains educational information, classroom resources, reports, publications and more.

American Chemical Society (ACS)
ACS is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.

Best Manufacturing Practices
The Best Manufacturing Practices (BMP) Program was created in 1985 to help businesses identify, research, and promote exceptional manufacturing practices, methods, and procedures.

Manufacturing Institute - affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
The Institute is the leading research, education, workforce and services group supporting U.S. manufacturers.

Manufacturing is Cool
Check out all kinds of manufacturing engineering careers.

NASA's Education Program
NASA invests in the Nation’s education programs and supports the country’s educators who play a key role in preparing, inspiring, exciting, encouraging, and nurturing the young minds of today who will be the workforce of tomorrow.

National Institute of Standards and Technology
From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement, and standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)
Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is the full-service trade association representing the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, magazines, publications and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes.