American Society of Mechanical Engineers
About the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Founded in 1880 as the American Institute of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a leading non-profit organisation that promotes the art, science, and practice of mechanical and multi-discipline engineering and allied sciences. Its mission is to advance engineering for the benefit of humanity, helping the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges.
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A standard enhances the safety of industry operations, assures quality, and help keep costs down to reduce waste and minimise confusion.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has the responsibility for developing and maintaining ASME Standards, enabling collaboration, knowledge sharing, and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.
Often mistaken as a government body, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is an independent non-governmental organisation with over 85,000 members in over 135 countries.
Alongside its role as the leading organisation for standard development and contribution to international standards, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is involved with various industries and has an evolving portfolio across pressure technology, power plants, elevators, construction equipment, piping, nuclear components, and more. These standards contribute to the positive impact on safety, quality, and efficiency in industries worldwide.