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National Tooling and Machining Association
9300 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
(301) 248-6200
Web site: http://www.ntma.org
This organization contains about 2,600 members and was founded in 1943. It promotes apprenticeship programs and provides managerial workshops to those in the tooling and machining industry.

Precision Metalforming Association
Tool and Die Division
6363 Oak Tree Boulevard
Independence, OH 44131-2500
Web site: http://www.metalforming.com
The Precision Metalforming Association is an organization that serves the metalforming industry. Its magazine, Metalforming, contains news, articles, and information on safety to help you learn more about metalworking.

Tooling and Manufacturing Association
1177 South Dee Road
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 825-1120
Web site: http://www.tmanet.com
The Tooling and Manufacturing Association is a nonprofit organization that exists to help people and companies in the tooling and manufacturing industries. The organization also offers courses and training programs.


GetTech: Tool and Die Maker
Learn more about tool and die making on this site. There are important facts about trends in this career, as well as the work that is involved.

Metal Web News
Go here to find out about upcoming metalworking news and events. There is also a discussion group and links to other sites related to metal and metalworking.

Tool and Die Maker
This Web site delivers more information about the job duties of a tool and die maker. It also includes information about apprenticeships and the skills you'll need to get into this field.


Astakhov, Viktor. Metal Cutting Mechanics. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press LLC, 1998.
For those interested in working with metal, this book provides information on metal cutting. Topics such as metal cutting theories, the history of metal cutting, and problem solving are included.

Dudzinski, George A. Opportunities in Tool and Die Careers. Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Contemporary Publishing Group, 1993.
This book provides information about the job opportunities available in the tool and die industry.

Fields, Carl L. Exploring Careers in the Tool and Die Industry. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 1985.
Career options in the tool and die industry are discussed in this book. It's a must-read for those who want to learn more about a career as a tool and die maker.

Nichols, Jeffrey A. Getting Started in Metals. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995.
If you're interested in the economics of metals, this book provides expert information about investing in metals.

Thompson, Steve. Handbook of Mold, Tool, and Die Repair Welding. Norwich, NY: William Andrew, Incorporated, 1999.
This guide to repairing molds, tools, and dies is an invaluable resource to machinists and welders. It includes tips, techniques, and step-by-step advice on welding.


American Tool, Die & Stamping News
42400 Grand River, Suite 103
Novi, MI 48375-2572
(800) 783-3491
(248) 347-3489
Web site: http://www.ameritooldie.com
This magazine serves tool and die makers by presenting articles directly related to the craft. Each issue features news and current information for those wanting to know more about tool and die making.

Tooling and Production
6001 Cochran Road, Suite 104
Solon, OH 44139
(440) 248-1125
e-mail: tooling@aip.com
Web site: http://www.manufacturingcenter.com/tooling
This monthly magazine specializes in the metalworking industry. It provides information on products, industry trends, and techniques.

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