Links to Professional and Trade Associations and other resources

Hamond Industries Ltd - the Slide Forming Specialists


The internet is very much like that granddaddy of all computer games, Adventure - full of twisty little passages, all different. Here are some twisty little passages you can head down and see where you end up.

Associations & Trade Publications

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)

Metalforming Magazine and an archive of old issues (only selected articles appear online)

SME LogoSociety of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC)


Sourcing Sources

The PMA

Buyers Guide (now called MakeItMetal) to search by industry, region, etc

Sometimes people come to us thinking we are spring coilers or straight stampers. We aren't and we don't have the equipment to help you. The people on these lists are members of the same professional association and may have the equipment needed to make the parts you're looking for.

Other sourcing resources

Steel Resources

A set of articles called, amusingly, Engineer on a disk includes How To Make Steel

How Stuff Works article on Iron and Steel


General Web Resources

metals.about.com's weekly Spotlight on Metals

Weekly Metal Prices from metalprices.com

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