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Why Does The APMM Exist

The Association of Professional Model Makers (APMM) is dedicated to securing the future of model making while honoring traditional methods. We believe that a Model Maker’s contributions are an essential component in the design and development process across industries.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer members and the model making community at large professional communication, education, leading edge technology,and resource connection, while honoring the traditional skills vital to model making and the realization of new ideas.

Our Purpose

The APMM is the only organization exclusively for professional model makers. We believe there is no better place for the brightest and most experienced professionals, students, educators, along with the best vendors of materials and equipment to interact and share ideas within the model making community.

The APMM is an international community of nearly 600 professional model makers, including students, educational institutions, freelance shops and corporations. We represent and unite specialists in diverse fields including architecture, automotive, consumer products, displays and dioramas, engineering prototypes, film/special effects, industrial design, and toy sculpting.

We provide members with opportunities to interact with their colleagues through a range of membership options: student, professional individual, model shop/studio and group memberships.

Our members are involved in and remain at the forefront of technology and industry advancements, while developing professionally and through organizational leadership opportunities.

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Association of Professional Model Makers (APMM)
P.O. Box 3581
Olathe, KS 66063