Industry Associations

American Gear Manufacturers Association
As a founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear recognizes the value of industry associations - companies joining together to advance members' common interests and to create industry standards. Below you'll find links to many of the associations related to Philadelphia Gear and the power transmission industry.

American Bearing Manufacturers Association
Formerly the Anti-Friction Bearing Manufacturers Association (AFBMA), the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) was formed in 1917 as an informal committee to aid the U.S. production of bearings in World War I. Continuing that tradition, the ABMA has become the collective voice of the American bearing industry, influencing government policies and international trade. ABMA has developed more than 25 industry standards addressing insert bearings, tapered roller bearings, miniature/instrument bearings, linear motion bearings and more.

American National Standards Institute
ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. The Institute's mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.

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American Petroleum Institute
The American Petroleum Institute is the primary trade association representing the oil and natural gas industry in the United States. Our membership includes more than 400 corporations involved in all aspects of the oil and gas industry including exploration and production; marine transportation; pipeline transportation; refining and marketing; and service and supply.

American Shipbuilding Association
The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) is the national trade association that represents America’s premier shipbuilders – the designers and producers of the safest and most technologically advanced ships in the world. Collectively, ASA member shipyards employ more than 90% of all the workers engaged in ship construction in the United States. Many of them are the largest private-sector employers in the states in which they operate. ASA also represents over 100 partner companies engaged in the design and manufacture of ship systems, components, technologies, equipment and in providing technical support services.

American Society for Testing and Materials
ASTM International is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services. More than 20,000 members representing producers, users, ultimate consumers, and representatives of government and academia develop documents that serve as a basis for manufacturing, procurement, and regulatory activities.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), today ASME International is a nonprofit educational and technical organization serving a worldwide membership of 125,000. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds some 30 technical conferences and 200 professional development courses each year, and sets many industrial and manufacturing standards.

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American Society of Metals
The American Society of Metals (ASM) is the society for materials engineers and scientists; a worldwide network dedicated to advancing industry, technology and applications of metals and materials.

Association of Iron and Steel Engineers
The Association of Iron and Steel Engineers is the largest member-based technical organization in the steel industry. Dedicated to the advancement of technical and engineering phases of the production and processing of iron and steel, the theme for the future is International Technology for World Competition.

Heat Treating Society
The Heat Treating Society (HTS) is the premier society for heat treating professionals - comprised of members from the captive, commercial, supplier, research, manufacturer and customer sectors. The HTS has provided continuing education and industry support for more than 80 years.

International Organization of Standardization
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 140 countries. ISO is a non-governmental organization, established to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view toward facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. ISO's work results in international agreements, which are published as International Standards.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) is an international society of professionals in the minerals industry. The SME membership is more than 13,000 strong, with members in nearly 100 countries. Since its inception in 1871, SME has continued to evolve over the years to stay abreast of industry changes and to reflect the ever-broadening interests of its members.

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