Our Purpose: Connect machine shops, educate the next generation of machinists, and grow your profits.


We are the custom precision manufacturing shops in the United States. Many NTMA members are small businesses, privately owned and operated. Our industry generates sales in excess of $40 billion a year. Our nearly 2000 members design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages, special machines, and precision machined parts, either for customers or for themselves. Some firms specialize in experimental research and development work. If you fit this category, you need to join NTMA.

Join us!

We're focused on 3 member benefits - networking between ourselves in a non-competitive environment, educating the next generation of machinists and machine shop owners, and adding value to your operation by reducing your costs. If you're a precision manufacturer, and making parts for either customers or yourself, and want one of these benefits, click here to submit your application.

If you're a supporter of machining and machine shops, such as a tool or equipment supplier, a material supplier, or a scrap buyer, or if you're concerned about educating the next generation of machinists, join with us as an Associate Member. Click here to find out more about what you can do to support the industry that supports you. Click here to read our Associate Member guide.


In partnership with industry experts, NTMA has developed NTMA-U, a fully online program of courses developed for precision machining and related occupations.

Key features include:
• Available anytime, anywhere with Internet connection
• Narrated courses with practice problems and assessments
• Content covers NIMS competencies, paired with resources
• College credit-earning potential with the University of Akron
• Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training approved

Help fill the manufacturing pipeline by investing in the right training, purpose-built for the precision machining industry.

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the NTMA is pleased to provide these valuable training courses to our local NTMA members for free! Take advantage of this great opportunity that is valued at $12,000 per employee. NTMA-U is an innovative new program of online education that bridges the gap between traditional degree programs and skills-based certification curricula. Several different types of classes are available for the novice to experienced employee.

Download NTMA-U Information here.

To register your company and employees for these FREE online classes, email info@sfbantma.org.

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