The National Tool and Machining Association represents businesses that are part of the custom precision manufacturing industry in the United States. The organization represents more than 2,000 members that design and manufacturer products such as dies, jigs, gauges, special machines and precision-manufactured parts, as of 2015.
The NMTA represents their machining industry in front of state and national legislatures and federal agencies. It lobbies on behalf of fair trade and sensible industry regulations while lobbying against unfair competition and laws and regulations that may hurt the industry. The NMTA was founded in Ohio in 1943. It moved to Fort Washington, Maryland, in 1972, and then back to the Cleveland, Ohio, area in 2008.