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    Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance 
    What is “Advanced Manufacturing”?

    Advanced manufacturing companies improve the performance of US industry through the innovative application of technologies, processes and methods to enhance product design and production creation across the board.

    CAMA is a member driven organization in which all board and executive members have a deep vested interest in the success of the organization as a whole, and the businesses of each member.

    As an organization we share a common goal of advancing manufacturing in the state of Colorado and making it better and easier to do business here.

     

    NIMS – National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    Formed in 1995 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive workforce, NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements.

    NIMS operates under rigorous and highly disciplined processes as the only developer of American National Standards for the nation's metalworking industry.

     

    Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (NBT)
    Through its manufacturing summer camps and scholarships, NBT is inspiring the next generation of manufacturers, inventors and entrepreneurs. This site contains information on the urgent need to engage young people in career preparation for well-paid, fulfilling jobs that require hands-on skills.

    NBT’s Core Purpose: To help individuals discover the passion for making things.

    Core Values

    • Careers in manufacturing
    • Engaged leadership
    • Future generations
    • Inspiring people to work with their hands and their minds
    • Respect for the individual
    • Applied learning
    • Transforming interest into ability and then craftsmanship
    • Absolute integrity

     

    American Welding Society
    Advancing the science, technology, and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes worldwide: that’s our mission and it’s why we exist. Whether you’re here to explore membership, certification, advanced training, updated standards, conferences, professional collaborations or the many exciting career opportunities in welding today – we are here to support you. Count on AWS for the leading-edge industry knowledge, resources and tools you need to achieve even greater business and career success.

    IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    Mission statement: IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

    Vision statement: IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.

     

    Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance

    What is “Advanced Manufacturing”?
    Advanced manufacturing companies improve the performance of US industry through the innovative application of technologies, processes and methods to enhance product design and production creation across the board.

    CAMA is…

    • A member driven and member focused organization
    • The voice of manufacturers, articulating the purpose and importance of Colorado’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry by raising awareness of manufacturing’s value.
    • Providing tools for our members businesses to be successful
    • Growing manufacturing companies in Colorado
    • Initiating industry collaboration by building or strengthening existing relationships with key partners and helping establish the advanced manufacturing ecosystem in Colorado.
    • Leading the effort to implement the vision for Advanced Manufacturing Industry established in Governor’s Hickenlooper’s Colorado Blueprint.
    • Encouraging business-to-business relationships between Colorado companies, encouraging growth of existing manufacturers.
    • Building on existing strengths and depth of the industry to attract new global companies as well as fill the gaps in Colorado’s manufacturing supply chain.
    • Partnering with policy makers to develop differentiating and value-adding policies, increasing state competitiveness.
    • Engaging with education and workforce development partners to popularize manufacturing careers, building a local and global pipeline of an educated and experienced workforce.

    Facilitating or delivering programs, services and benefits that help improve the bottom-line of manufacturers in Colorado.