By the very nature of associate activities, the supply of equipment, lubricants and services are often internationally based. This means that knowledge gained overseas can often be useful to the mainstream membership.
Many of the associate members have web sites or can be contacted by telephone and the full members are encouraged to make contact and enquire about up to date technology which may be available in their specific field of activity.
It is the practice for an associate member to give a short talk at sector meetings on an interesting topic. For example at recent meetings of the hot forgers group there have been interesting company presentations by Acheson, Pearson Panke, Kespar Engineering and SMS Eumuco. Associate members wishing to contribute either by giving a short presentation or publishing an article are encouraged to contact the associate members representative Kevin Kirk by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or direct to CBM email@example.com