International Associations


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AFM in Spain, AFM, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Machine Tools, accessories, parts and tools, represents 90% of machine tool and advanced manufacturing technology companies in Spain.

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AITAL, AITAL – Italian Association of Aluminium Surface Treatments, Members of AITAL operate mainly in the field of anode oxidation, painting and aluminium tratment. AITAl organizes events, promote projects in order to achieve market goals and research in these fields.

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ASMET – The Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials

ASMET represents 95 Austrian companies of the metal-producing and -processing industry , acting as a link between industry, technical universities and relevant research institutions. As a nonprofit organization ASMET supports the cooperation of its members for the development, production and processing of steel, non-ferrous metals, special ceramic materials and refractory materials.

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The Association for 3DPrinting in Germany

The German association for Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D-Printing (Verband 3DDruck) follows an intersectoral approach. The organisation considers itself as a think tank that is open for strategic alliances and partnerships thoughout the whole range of stakeholders who are pushing the development of AM in Germany and Europe.

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Automatisierungsregion RheinMainNeckar e. V.

More than 20 members and an application sub cluster focused on plastics processing industry distinguish Automatisierungsregion. We automate your process!

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Automotive Nord e.V.

With the initiative Automotive Nord, the umbrella organisation for regional automotive enterprises, the federal states of Lower Saxony, Bremen and Hamburg pool the interests and activities of the economic sector in cooperation with regional Automotive Clusters and employers’ associations. Automotive Nord’s task is to support the communication between companies, science and politics.

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The British Drilling Association (BDA)

The British Drilling Association (BDA) in UK. The BDA currently has 133 member companies, representing all aspects of the drilling sector.

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British Gear Association

The BGA, or British Gear Association, works to promote the commercial and technical interests of our members. Those members include distributors, manufacturers, academics and other bodies that are involved in the UK’s Power Transmissions industry.

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BTMA is ‘THE’ Trade Association for UK Manufacturing Companies producing Precision Turned Parts and Machined Components.

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The Engineering Industry Association (EIA)

The Engineering Industry Association (EIA) in UK. The Engineering Industries Association is an organisation with over 60 years experience in promoting trade and representing the interests and aspirations of the UK engineering manufacturing sector, particularly SME’s.

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The European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology

The European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen) is an influential community linking industrialists, researchers, respected authorities, new, and established players worldwide. It provides an entrepreneurial platform that enables companies and research institutes to promote their latest technology developments, products, and services and keep up to date with those in the field. euspen’s defined mission is to advance the arts, sciences and technology of precision engineering, micro engineering and nanotechnology; to promote its dissemination through education and training; and to facilitate its exploitation by science and industry.

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FEMEVAL in Spain, The Valencian Employers’ Federation of the Metal Sector (FEMEVAL) was created over 35 years ago, to put forward ideas and defend the interests of groups and individuals belonging to companies associated with the metal sector in Valencia.

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GAMBICA is the Trade Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology in the UK. The Association's primary objectives are to further the successful development of the industry and to promote the competitiveness and profitability of member companies. Gambica has more than 200 members.

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GTMA is a UK-based trade association representing leading companies in precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other critical manufacturing related products and services.

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Hamburg Aviation

More than 40,000 personnel make Hamburg the world’s third largest civil aviation site and a leading competency center for aircraft cabins. Companies such as Airbus and Lufthansa Technik, universities, economic authorities and research institutions join into the network Hamburg Aviation, dedicated to advancing the “Aircraft Interiors Region”.

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ITS mobility

ITS mobility is the largest competence network focused on intelligent mobility in Northern Germany. It is an active, multi-branched network that profitably connects economy and science. More than 200 research institutions, industrial partners, small and medium enterprises, associations, public authorities and experts are member of the cluster.

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Leichtbau BW GmbH

Leichtbau BW is a non-profit Economic Development Corporation for the promotion of trade, industry and science. It represents probably the world largest network of more than 1.700 companies and over 230 research institutions in the field of light weighting technology.

Marche Manufacturing Cluster Association (MMCA)

MMCA is a public-private partnership composed of different subjects, Universities, Research Institutes and Local Companies mainly. They cooperate and work together to collect and study the needs of the manufacturing production, which is always more oriented to a smart, mechanized, efficient, eco- friendly and people-oriented working.

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Metaltechnology Austria

Metaltechnology Austria is one of Austrias´s largest economic and employer organisations. 1.200 members directly employ about 130.000 people and thus indirectly secure about 250.000 jobs in Austria. In 2017 this industry had a production output valued at EUR 37 billion.

Metaltechnology Austria is responsible for one fourth of all Austrian exports. The top priority of this association is to represent the views of the industry and shape the major legal and economic framework conditions that affect the companies of the Metaltechnology Austria.

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MTA — Manufacturing Technologies Association

UK trade association for the companies that create and supply the technology that manufacturers use to make the products we use and rely on.

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QUALITAL – Industrial certification institute for aluminium and other materials, Institute linked to AITAL which deals with providing quality brands to companies operating in the field of aluminium and surface treatments.

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Spanish Association of Automotion Proffesionals (ASEPA)

Created in July 1996, it has the objective of promoting training, networking and knowledge between all Spanish professionals in the Automotive Sector and related technologies. It has more than 1500 members from companies and universities.

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Swiss Aerospace Cluster

We are the industry network supporting the Swiss aerospace industry in the transfer of contacts, knowledge and technology. We currently have 103 members representing all sectors of the Swiss Aerospace industry.

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Symop is the French association for creators of industrial solutions, manufacturers of machines, technologies and equipment for industrial production.

It represents 270 companies members from the following areas:

  • Production machines: machines tools, additive manufacturing, welding, cutting, wood machines, packaging and paper machines.
  • Numerical tools for production: CAD, CADM, Simulation, data production, virtual reality
  • Production technologies: assembling and automation, industrial robotic, numerical control.
  • Equipment, components and tools: mechanical tools and subassemblies, periphericals
  • Control, quality instruments: dimensional and three-dimentional measurement, industrial vision, marking
  • Robotic service technologies : drones, mobile robots

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UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, Italian machine tools, robots, automation systems and ancillary products (NC, tools, components, accessories) manufacturers’ association, acting as ambassador worldwide of the Italian sector’s industry, promotes the most advanced technology of products made by Italians and the international exhibition 31.BI-MU (Milan, 9/13.10.2018). To get more information on 31.BI-MU, please click here.



The Business Association for the Innovation of Metal and Related Productive Processes 'VALMETAL' was set up in 2012 as a result of building a common collaboration space in which Companies, Technology Centers and Training Centers can articulate proposals that increase the capabilities of the metal-mechanic sector in different areas, such as human resources, innovation, technology or business management.

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