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SDO: The Association for Manufacturing Technology


Primary Contact

David A. Felinski
Safety Director
7901 Westpark Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102
Phone: 703.827.5211
Fax: 703.893.1151

Organizational Overview

Founded in 1902, AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes the interests of American providers of manufacturing machinery and equipment. Its goal is to promote technological advancements and improvements in the design, manufacture and sale of members' products in those markets and act as an industry advocate on trade matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world.

Since 1988, AMT has broadened its membership scope to include all of the elements of manufacturing - design, automation, material removal, material forming, assembly, inspection and testing, and communications and control. These changes reflect the worldwide evolution in the technologies of the manufacturing process and signify the commitment of U.S. providers to deliver and support the world's leading manufacturing technologies.

AMT organizes and sponsors IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show. This exhibition, held every even numbered year in Chicago, is the largest industrial show in the Americas. Please browse the IMTS website for more information about the show.

AMT focuses its efforts primarily on developing and implementing programs that benefit the membership as a whole and provide support and assistance to our members both at home and abroad. AMT facilitates networking, collaboration, match-making, new business opportunities, and the exchange of ideas.

Scope of Standards Developing Activity

AMT develops standards for the following product scopes:

AMT develops the ANSI B11 series of safety standards and technical reports, which pertain to the safety requirements applicable to the design, construction, installation, maintenance and use of power driven machines, not portable by hand, used to shape or form metal or other materials by cutting, impact, pressure, electrical techniques, or a combination of these processes.

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