Guidelines for Developing Good Manufacturing Practices
The 4th Edition Design Guidelines for Precision Metal Stampings & Fabrications is published by the
Precision Metalforming Association to help answer the metal stamping questions which professionals that engage
in forming and working metals have. This publication is designed to help engineers, designers and purchasers to
more cost-effectively specify and source precision metal stamped, fabricated and formed component parts. It
espouses today's best practices for achieving lower cost, quality parts.
Originally published in 1991, the book is currently in its 4th Edition. Over time it has been distributed to
more than 20,000 industry professionals. Typically, a member company will acquire copies of Design Guidelines
from the Association and in turn provide the book to their valued customers as a service.
To purchase your copy of this publication online visit PMA's marketplace
or to place an order by phone call Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800 x159. Copies are $55 for members of PMA and $95 for nonmembers. Quantity discounts are available upon request.