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Considering joining MAMA and wondering how your organization fits in? Chances are, you’re a perfect addition. MAMA is open to organizations that focus on all phases of aerospace manufacturing, including:

Aluminum fabricating






CNC machining

CNC machining

Cold forming


Deep-drawn stamping




Honeycomb panels



Match grinding

NADCAP heat treating


NADCAP welding and fabrication


Plastic injection molding



Powder coating


Screw machining



Tool and die

Why Michigan?

MAMA is committed to positioning Michigan as mid-America’s premier space ecosystem to ensure our state will play a leadership role in the growing commercial and governmental space industry.

Michigan has the human talent, manufacturing prowess, critical infrastructure and technical expertise to be a leading space state.

Why Michigan? Here’s why.

  • Michigan is home to more than 600 aerospace-related companies that produce more than $3 billion in annual revenue, with the expectation of steady growth over the decade ahead.
  • Michigan has the human talent, with the highest concentration of electrical and mechanical engineers nationwide and employs more industrial designers than any other state.
  • Michigan has the manufacturing prowess, critical infrastructure and technical expertise to be a leading space state with manufacturing-friendly tax laws and two lightweight materials manufacturing institutes – LIFT and the Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation.
  • Michigan ranks among one of the top states for manufacturing jobs and output.
  • Michigan’s business climate is one of the most favorable in the Midwest, with no personal property tax, which significantly reduces costs for companies that have expensive capital investments in equipment.

Training and Education

Professional development is a key benefit to any association. That’s why MAMA offers its members educational programs and courses to engage with leading academic and industry experts.

Courses are offered periodically. Contact for details.

Aerospace QuickStart™

A Marketplace Primer

Entering a new marketplace can be very rewarding with stability, profitability and growth on the horizon. But it can also be challenging and daunting. Where do you start? How do you overcome barriers to entry? What can you do to ensure the learning curve is fast and effective? Who do you sell to first? That’s where the Aerospace QuickStart program comes in.

We offer a quick start program to ensure you can enter and be successful in the aerospace marketplace. The course consists of two days in a group setting and two days at your organization with a focus on your specific opportunities, challenges and needs.

Ongoing Support

We want you to leave these training sessions ready to apply your new skills, but also understand there may still be a learning curve and situations could arise that you need support on. That’s why we offer a free year of MAMA’s basic membership benefits after completing this training, so you have a support system in place to navigate these situations.


How to successfully respond to RFQs within 72 hours

Sustainment build-to-print  RFQs typically require submissions within 72 hours and organizations that struggle to meet that deadline often are excluded from consideration.

Late bid = no bid

No bid = no award

WinBID72 helps companies define and implement a BTP bid response process so RFQs are submitted within 72 hours of receiving an RFQ. This process follows the Measure – Assess – Change – Measure method to implement effective change.

The WinBid72 process:

  • Emphasizes parallel versus successive elements in quote preparation.
  • Streamlines solicitation and receipt of quote elements from outside the organization.
  • Minimizes inherent risk of aerospace and defense RFQs.
  • Establishes a supply chain familiar with the unique requirements of aerospace and defense customers.
  • Utilizes Lean Six Sigma tools and methodology.

NIST 800.171

Is your organization a manufacturer involved in supply chains tied to government contracts?

If so, retaining and being awarded future contracts requires your organization to comply with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) policies, which regulate all U.S. government acquisitions and contracting procedures.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute Standards and Technology developed NIST Special Publication 800.171 in 2015 to provide steps for protecting the confidentiality of controlled unclassified information included in defense contracts. If a manufacturer is part of a Department of Defense, General Services Administration, NASA or other federal or state agency’s supply chain, the implementation of the security requirements included in NIST SP 800-171 is required by DFARS.

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center can assist your organization with implementing NIST 800.171 requirements so your company can be in compliance and pursue government contracts that bring in additional revenue at levels that might not otherwise be possible.

For more information on NIST 800.171, click the resources below.

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