America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the USA’s leading and collaborative partner in additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP) technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation, America Makes is working to accelerate AM and 3DP technologies and increase the United States' global manufacturing.
The Open Source Hardware Association aims to be the voice of the open hardware community, ensuring that technological knowledge is accessible to everyone, and encouraging the collaborative development of technology that serves education, environmental sustainability, and human welfare.
The purposes and activities this organization aims to do are as follows:
(1) Organize conferences and community events
(2) Educate the general public about open source hardware and its socially beneficial uses.
(3) Organize the open source hardware movement around shared values and principles.
(4) Facilitate STEM education through the use of open source hardware
conferences and other events focused on Open Source Hardware.
(5) Collect, compile and publish data on the Open Source Hardware movement.
Many thanks to the hours of IT volunteer work by Kelly Maguire and George Shammas.Many thanks to Aaron Williamson at the Software Freedom Law Center for acting as our legal advisor.Many thanks to Per Andersson who donated the URL oshw.org to us for the good of the movement.
To accomplish its mission, the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society brings together the international community of persons engaged or interested in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and promotes education and research within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine through regular meetings, publications and other forms of communication. The Society also serves as an international forum to promote the informed discussion of challenges and therapeutic benefits of the application of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine technologies.
Most importantly, the Society is committed to bringing you closer to key professionals to support your mutual understanding of the field, accelerate your research in the field and to enable you to contribute to the ultimate care of patients in this very important way. To affect this interchange of information, the Society has endorsed the journal, Tissue Engineering, as its official publication and has negotiated a reduced subscription rate for members of the TERMIS. In addition, the TERMIS publishes a quarterly newsletter for its members to keep them abreast of developments in the field. The TERMIS World Congress Meeting will be held every three years. In the interim years the Continental Chapters will host annual meetings to promote tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research regionally.
Your participation in the TERMIS will be rewarding for you and enriching for the Society's existing members.
SME is an organization for individuals, students, educators and companies involved in all facets of manufacturing. Founded in 1932, it is dedicated to advancing and educating the manufacturing industry. This is accomplished through a variety of tactics and outlets including events, media, membership, training and development, and an education foundation. SME focuses its efforts on several areas of manufacturing: aerospace and defense, energy, medical and motorized vehicles.
Our vision: Enhance progress, prosperity and strong communities through manufacturing.
Our mission: Inspire, prepare and support our stakeholders in the advancement of manufacturing.
Our purpose: Advance manufacturing and attract future generations.
Advanced Manufacturing Media
SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media group is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. It serves an audience of more than 100,000 manufacturing professionals who subscribe to its trusted Manufacturing Engineering magazine, iTunes App, annual yearbooks, e-newsletters, technical papers and other products. Coverage is focused on manufacturing for the world's most critical industries: aerospace and defense, motorized vehicles, medical and energy. More Info
Through its events, SME brings the best prospects for your business to you. You don’t have to be a big business to find big solutions. An SME event gives attendees from all walks of manufacturing an experience they never forget and often repeat: revolutionary technologies, business-changing innovations and your next competitive advantage all on display in a hands-on, flexible, learning environment. More Info
SME members are manufacturing professionals, researchers, educators and students who are looking to connect with peers, gain knowledge related to manufacturing technology and trends, solve problems and participate in leadership opportunities. SME offers its members all of these benefits and more through virtual Technical Communities and webinars, in-person activities such as local chapter meetings, leadership training, conferences and trade shows, as well as student-focused programs and content that showcase the career opportunities and technology within manufacturing. SME is the go-to place for anyone wanting to network with subject-matter experts from all areas of the industry. More Info
SME Education Foundation
Since 1998, the SME Education Foundation has invested more than $8 million in youth programs, helping over 60,000 students explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Through its partnerships with corporations, foundations, organizations and individual donors, the Foundation also provides scholarships, grants and awards totaling more than $25 million. More Info
Training & Development
Tooling U-SME delivers versatile learning and development solutions to the manufacturing workforce. Companies select it to educate their workforce, increase productivity and product quality. Education institutions turn to Tooling U-SME to augment their learning plans, providing their instructors with more time for hands-on instruction. Individuals turn to it to gain new skills and advance their careers. More Info
- See more at: http://www.sme.org/about-sme/#sthash.eZpOfWbH.dpuf
L’Associazione IDBN – Italian Digital Biomanufacturing Network promuove, sostiene e sviluppa la ricerca e l’innovazione in materia di produzione manifatturiera additiva basata sulle tecniche del 3D printing applicate al settore medicale e del bioprinting.
Lo scopo è quello di coordinare l’attività di Università, Imprese, Enti e professionisti sanitari nello sviluppo, nella implementazione e nell’adozione delle tecnologia del 3D printing e bioprinting in medicina e di creare un network nazionale stabile finalizzato ad accrescere e utilizzare efficacemente le competenze degli associati mediante la circolazione delle conoscenze e la condivisione delle abilità e delle infrastrutture di ricerca.
L’Associazione definisce strategie volte ad incrementare la competitività delle imprese italiane che svolgono attività produttive basate sull’utilizzo nel settore medicale di tecnologie di 3D printing e bioprinting, al fine di aumentare la capacità delle stesse di accedere a fondi nazionali e internazionali, e ne supporta l’imprenditorialità e la crescita tramite il coinvolgimento di investitori privati.
IDBN rappresenta il punto di riferimento a livello nazionale per quanti siano interessati alla applicazione, allo sviluppo e alla diffusione delle tecnologie di 3D printing e bioprinting in medicina, favorendo altresì lo studio e l’approfondimento delle problematiche di biodiritto connesse con la loro applicazione.
L’Associazione riunisce le Imprese, le Istituzioni Accademiche e altre realtà professionali, imprenditoriali e associative impegnate nello sviluppo del 3D printing medicale e 3D bioprinting per la trattazione di questioni di comune interesse, e intraprende azioni di comunicazione e promozione mediante la partecipazione alle principali piattaforme e reti europee e internazionali di riferimento.
IDBN sostiene lo scambio delle conoscenze tra il settore della ricerca multidisciplinare e quello dell’industria della stampa 3D medicale e per lo sviluppo di progetti innovativi e tutela gli interessi di carattere generale e collettivo degli associati e collabora con le Autorità per lo studio, l’attuazione e l’osservanza delle norme di settore e fornisce ai soci consulenza e assistenza in merito alle questioni relative alle problematiche legislative, tecniche e scientifiche.
L’Associazione cura e favorisce la redazione di pubblicazioni e l’organizzazione di convegni e di corsi di formazione e promuove tra i soci forme di collaborazione e solidarietà associativa.
The International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) was founded in 2010 and is a scientific and
professional Society, which promotes advances in Biofabrication research, development, education, training, and medical and clinical applications. The ISBF represents the international Biofabrication community and operates as a non-profit organization. The ISBF’s core purpose is to foster scientific and technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. ISBF promotes the interaction between and convergence in the different disciplines of the field of Biofabrication, as well as between basic research and applied practice. Further, the Society aims to promote the cooperation with other scientific organizations and communities.
"The Additive Manufacturing Users Group's origins date back to the early 1990s when the founding industry users group was called 3D Systems North American Stereolithography Users Group, a users group solely focused on the advancement of stereolithography (SL) use with the owners and operators of 3D Systems' equipment. Today, AMUG educates and supports users of all additive manufacturing technologies. The primary charter of the group remains the same, but its members are much more diversified, global and focused in advancing additive manufacturing technology for rapid manufacturing and prototyping.
With AMUG's expanded range, operators/owners of any commercial technology — stereolithography, selective laser sintering, 3D printing, DMD, DMLS, FDM, LS, SL, SLM, PolyJet, and more * — can benefit from the information exchange and professional network that AMUG offers."
"The European Powder Metallurgy Association is the only dedicated powder metal European-based trade-association.
The EPMA serves all types of member organisations, from component producers, metal powder manufacturers, equipment producers through to end-users, research centres, universities and individuals who have an interest in Powder Metallurgy.
The EPMA provides one of the most comprehensive range of dedicated Powder Metallurgy Publications and associated PM titles in Europe. "
The international Association for Robots in Architecture is originally a spin off association of Vienna University of Technology. Its goal is to make industrial robots accessible for the creative industry, artists, designers and architects, by sharing ideas, research results and technological developments.
Founded in December 2010 by Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and Johannes Braumann, robots in architecture is an open platform for everybody interested in the creative use of and innovative fabrication with industrial robots.
Robots in Architecture is engaged in applied research, soft- and hardware development, “robot pedagogics” – and in the question: how soon will robots revolutionize architecture?
We pursue the association’s goal by offering workshops and holding lectures at international conferences, schools, and universities, and by maintaining the Robots in Architecture homepage, which serves as a hub for all things robotic in architecture, art, and design.
In 2011, Robots in Architecture presented KUKA|prc, a plugin for Grasshopper that for the first time enables robot control from within architectural software. It is continuously updated with new features and freely available for Robots in Architecture members.
If you have any questions, please contact us at robots [at] robotsinarchitecture.org!
"MADE is an independent association that aims to facilitate the development of innovative world-class manufacturing solutions in Danish industry, enabling Denmark to compete globally and create employment within Denmark.
MADE will achieve its goals through the development of strategic partnerships between the research institutes and the industry, to deliver state of the art: manufacturing technology, leadership, operating models and education.
MADE consists of 43 large and small companies, five universities, two GTS-institutes and is supported by private foundations and associations. MADE welcomes all manufacturing companies, education institutes and other interested parties who wish to develop Denmark's manufacturing capabilities."
"Offer the services of policy consultancy and interpretation in laws and Chinese market with our abundant resources of specialists;
Help the enterprises at home and abroad establish communication and open constructive dialogues with Chinese govenment at all levels;
Serve as an investment & cooperation platform to support and promote the development of manufacturing in China and Asia with our rich resources ranging from latest economic statistics & rich manufacturing data to close relationship with Chinese govenment at all levels;
Design and tailor the program to enterprises needs with our outstanding staffs. "
Euroluna - the European Lunar Exploration Assosiation - is competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a competition launched by Google and the XPRIZE Foundation in 2007.
The winner of the competition gets 20 million dollars - but it's not easy ...
You have to put a rover on the Moon, drive it for 500 meters and send images back to Earth. And it all has to be privately funded.
To do it you need skills, experience, imagination, endurance - and luck ...
We've got most of that covered and we're well under way, but we can always use more support and helping hands.
So if you are interested in the Euroluna project we think you should join the assosiation or make a donation here.
All members get updates and alerts about the project and are invited to our meetings.