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Associated Bodies

Forging Industry Association [US]  
 Industrial Fasteners Institute [US]  
 Precision Metalforming Association [US]  

Employment Law

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Freelance Writing Services

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Government - UK

Department of Education & Employment Training, employment etc
UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Industry support and sponsorship
Health & Safety Executive Legislation, guidance notes and publications
Health & Safety Publications Select and order over the net
HMSO UK legislation on-line
HM Customs & Excise VAT etc

Health & Safety

Sound Advice Ltd Sound Advice Safety and Health provide a nationwide, on site health surveillance and occupational health service.

International Partners

ICOSPA International Council of Sheet Metal Presswork Associations
Euroforge Pan European trade association for hot & cold forging associations
EIFI European Industrial Fasteners Institute

Partner Organisations in the UK
British Constructional Steelwork Association  
British Stainless Steel Association  
Contract Heat Treatment Association  
 Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering  
 Iron & Steel Statistics Bureau  
 Metals Forum  
 National Association of Steel Stockholders  
 Surface Engineering Association  
   

Press & Media - Newspapers
 
Financial Times  
 The Times  
 Daily Telegraph  
 Independent  
 Guardian  
 Sunday Times  
 Observer  
 Birmingham Post  
 Express & Star  
 London Evening Standard  

Press & Media - TV & Radio
BBC News  
ITN News  
   

Research - UK
Birmingham University Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Birmingham University Dept. of Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering
Brunel University Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
National Physical Laboratory National centre for measurement & research
Nottingham University School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management

 
Research - International
Fraunhofer Institute, Chemnitz German Research Institute dedicated to metalforming and machine tools
Centre Technique des Industries Mecaniques [CETIM] French technical centre for mechanical engineering

Steel industry news, information & statistics, and professional services
Steel Business Briefing  
Steelonthenet