Our Vision

Why Does The APMM Exist?

The Association of Professional Model Makers (APMM) is dedicated to securing the future of model making while honoring traditional methods. We believe that a Model Maker’s contributions are an essential component in the design and development process across industries.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer members and the model making community at large professional communication, education, leading edge technology, and resource connection, while honoring the traditional skills vital to model making and the realization of new ideas.

The APMM fulfills its mission through:

Professional Communication

  1. Promotes peer-to-peer communication using online forums, email discussions through the MILE (Member’s Internet List Exchange) and with regularly held conferences
  2. Publishes quarterly e-Newsletters for sharing information, celebrating milestones, and fostering connections between our members
  3. Hosts an interactive website which assists in linking our members with those seeking their services, encourages vendor alliances, and educates the general public about the model making profession

Education and Learning

  1. Fosters alliance between educational institutions and model making businesses
  2. Offers training and continuing education through conference workshops
  3. Enables resource sharing between members through Forums and the MILE
  4. Facilitates internship and career advancement opportunities for student and professional members 

Leading Edge Technology

  1.  Connects vendors providing materials, services and equipment to the model making industry
  2. Encourages sharing of problem-solving solutions through innovative uses of new and existing materials and methods 

Resource Connection

  1. Locate a professional model making company to make your prototype or model
  2. Find a vendor of model making equipment, supplies and tools
  3. Advertise or search for employment or student internships in the model making field
  4. Locate a school with model making curriculum or degree plan
  5. Connect to resources, conferences and training to improve your professional skills

Our Purpose

The APMM is the only organization exclusively for professional model makers. We believe there is no better place for the brightest and most experienced professionals, students, educators, along with the best vendors of materials and equipment to interact and share ideas within the model making community.

The APMM is an international community of nearly 600 professional model makers, including students, educational institutions, freelance shops and corporations. We represent and unite specialists in diverse fields including architecture, automotive, consumer products, displays and dioramas, engineering prototypes, film/special effects, industrial design, and toy sculpting.

We provide members with opportunities to interact with their colleagues through a range of membership options: student, professional individual, model shop/studio and group memberships.

Our members are involved in and remain at the forefront of technology and industry advancements, while developing professionally and through organizational leadership opportunities.

Questions? Comments? Contact the APMM at [email protected]