Founded in 1943, the mission of the International Magnesium Association (IMA) is to promote the use of the metal magnesium in material selection and encourage innovative applications of the versatile metal. IMA's members consist of primary producers of the metal, recyclers, foundries, fabricators, end-users and suppliers. The global voice of the magnesium industry, IMA serves the industry and the membership through its Annual World Magnesium Conference, seminars, statistical programs, research and publications. Through IMA's efforts, manufacturers and consumers are increasingly aware of the numerous options and benefits the metal magnesium provides.
The Aluminum Association is the industry’s leading voice in Washington, DC. It provides global standards, industry statistics and expert knowledge to member companies and policy makers nationwide. Highly engaged in public policy and technical forums, the Association is committed to advancing aluminum as the sustainable metal of choice around the world.
MatWeb was started in the mid-1990's by a group of engineers who needed a comprehensive database with material properties at their fingertips, so that they could avoid time consuming searches through volumes of technical articles and books or waiting for faxes or phone calls to be returned. This small group of engineers has grown to Automation Creations. MatWeb, LLC was spun off from Automation Creations in 2011 to focus solely on the engineering materials database business.
The Investment Casting Institute is a non-profit manufacturer’s trade association, whose primary mission is to promote the investment casting process and members, as well as collecting and disseminating information about the industry and providing education opportunities to members.