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Reasons to Belong to the APMM

Member Benefits

Become a member of the APMM today, and receive access to a host of membership benefits, including: 

  • Leading Edge Resources – APMM members gain direct access to vendors and manufacturers of materials, software and tools. Visit these vendors at our biennial conferences or search the Vendor Directory for technology, materials, equipment and processes.
  • Communication – Receive the APMM’s quarterly e-Newsletters, access the website for the latest information, participate in forum discussions, join the interactive email exchange (MILE), and link to other related professional organizations.
  • Member Directory – Enjoy a free listing for yourself or your company in our Company Directory (viewable to the general public) as well as our Member Directory (open to members only) for professional networking.
  • Employment Listings – Search open positions, post a work-wanted listing or post a job or internship for your organization.
  • Marketing Opportunities – Target users and potential customers within the model making industry through direct marketing your products or services.
  • Advertising – Discounts on display advertising in e-Newsletter and banner advertising on website. Members receive free classified line ad listings, and free press releases in website’s News and Events section.
  • Conference Discounts – Members receive discounted registration rates for the APMM’s biennial conferences.
  • Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities – Join forces with the APMM to elevate the model making profession through sponsoring conference events, regional gatherings, and underwriting organizational development. Contact executive director Samanthi Martinez to discuss details.
  • Network with Other Professionals – Establish contacts with other model making professionals for development and resource sharing.
  • Professional Development - Keep up with current trends and technologies through our online Forum and at workshops during our biennial conferences.
  • Internships and Scholarships – Attract the best and brightest of model making’s recent graduates with internship opportunities. Offer educational and development scholarships through one of our many educational member organizations.
  • Access Industry-Specific Data – Collect and analyze the responses of APMM members through surveys directly related to model making.
  • Featured Member – Have your latest, or coolest, project featured on our website! All we need are your photos and your story.
  • Professional Affiliation – Industry recognition and leadership opportunities. Consider a position on the APMM Board of Directors.
  • Student Recognition – Member students and recent graduates are eligible to enter the biennial Art Hedlund Student Model Making Competition, which takes place at the APMM Conference. Cash awards include a $500 first place prize, a set of digital calipers, and admission to the next conference.


Members on Membership

Wonder what's so special about being an APMM member? Well, don't take our word for it, see what our members have to say...

"Joining the APMM and attending their conferences has been extremely worthwhile for our business of supplying Custom Dry Transfers to model shops of all types. I would highly recommend APMM to anyone in, or supplying to, the model industry and its related fields."

- John Zell, Camera Graphics, Portland, OR

"APMM gives me access and information to the world of model making that is hard to replicate. From a business perspective I am more efficient and can make informed decisions that affect our bottom line."
- Ray Denison, Crown Equipment Corporation

"Thank you for helping us get in contact with several companies that could provide the work we were looking for. It is very helpful to have one organization to go to for such a search. We will continue to go through the APMM for future opportunities."
- Colby Sato, Customer Marketing Manager, Coca-Cola Foodservice & On-Premise

"APMM has been a great organization with which to work. The members are very professional, yet a blast to be with at the conferences."
- Jim Wilde,

"The APMM’s Q&A listserv – the MILE (Member’s Internet List Exchange) is a great resource. Last time I needed advice about a roto-molding machine, I posted a question to the MILE and it worked out well. We ended up buying one and it has been so busy since we bought it that we just purchased another two machines. Thanks for all the advice."
- Brian McNamara, Met-L-Flo Inc.

"Thanks for the help, saved by the MILE, what a resource!"
- Richard Coleman, Coleman & Associates

“The APMM is the first organization I have been in where everyone really wants to help everyone else. The depth of the knowledge base is staggering.”
- Justin Eddings, Pivot International

“Thanks for posting information from 2010’s A Few of My Favorite Things workshop on the website. I have purchased some of these items to enhance my lab. I hope this will continue to be a workshop at the next conference.”
- Stephen Speidel, LSI Solutions

"As model makers, we're constantly challenged to provide best in class materials, methods, and designs for our customers projects. APMM offers a wealth of knowledge for its members to use in delivering superior products to their customers. APMM Vendor members benefit through this shared knowledge as it allows them to supply problem-solving products to the model making industry."
- Terry Wellman, St. Charles Model Works

Want to add your comments or feedback about the APMM here? Email [email protected].

What is the MILE and How Can It Help Me?

The MILE is one of the most cited benefits of membership in the Association of Professional Model Makers. It is your email portal to communicate with the hundreds of professional model makers, educators, vendors and students. You will be part of a supportive community of model makers, ready to lend expertise and share experiences. 

With the addition of The Forum, which is a great place to exchange information with other members, the MILE will now be utilized by members who have an urgent matter that needs immediate attention. Even though the letters MILE refer to Member’s Internet List Exchange, we like to think of it as Meltdown Imminent - Lend Expertise!

Here's an actual exchange between members that saved one of our members about $700 in about 8 minutes! Now that's real value! 

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