AFM, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Machine Tools, accessories, parts and tools, represents 90% of machine tool and advanced manufacturing technology companies in Spain, is a member of AFM CLUSTER.
AFM, based in San Sebastian and with an office in China (Tianjin), works to promote internationalisation and, through its INVEMA (Foundation for Machine Tool Research) technology unit, the technological innovation of its member companies.
AFM defends and represents the industry's interests, building links with government bodies, professional associations and related organisations, particularly promoting inter-company relationships.
It offers a comprehensive range of added-value services to its members, and is a part of the CECIMO (European Association of the Machine Tool Industries) and ECTA (European Cutting Tool Association) associations. Each year it organises the Members' General Meeting, while every two years it runs the Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technologies Conference and co-organises the Spanish Machine Tool Biennial together with the BEC Bilbao exhibition centre.