How to Advertise

You need to be a Member to advertise with us:

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There are 6 free and 3 paid ways to advertise!


1. Write Articles

Showcase your knowledge by submitting educational articles.

2. Post interesting Photos

Show off your projects.  Draw diagrams of system flows. Post a question about an image.

3. Link to interesting and educational Videos

These video links can’t be advertisements, but they can be educational or instructional.

4. Classifieds

Members can post up to 400 characters in a Classified Ad.
Categories include:
  • Donations or Free-giveaways
  • Equipment Rental
  • Goods For Sale
  • Goods Wanted
  • Internships Offered
  • Internships Wanted
  • Jobs Available
  • Jobs Wanted
  • Real Estate
  • Services Offered
  • Services Wanted

5. Events Listings

Members can list any live or online manufacturing-related events here.

6. Become known as an expert on the Forum

Post question and give feedback to members on the Forum.  Showcase your knowledge and expertise.


1. Resources Directory Listing (Some free, some paid)

Everyone (both Members and non-members) can see the entire Resources section for free. Members can list in some of the Resource categories for free, but payment is required to be listed in the categories below. As we are just getting started, we are offering a special $50 one-time-fee to be listed in any one of the following categories. (Or, please contact us if you would like to work out an exchange in lieu of the fee.)

  • Professional Associations
  • Publications
  • Service Providers
  • Trade Associations
  • Vendors

2. “Paid Advertisement” Articles

Sometimes you just need more time to make your case. When a Display Ad is just not enough space to explain how great your product or service is, we offer the option to write a “Paid Advertisement” Article.

“Paid Advertisement” Articles will appear in the appropriate Topic Areas section: (Design, Energy, Facilities, Finance, Manufacturing, Materials and Waste, Sales and Marketing, Supply Chain, Technology, or Workforce and Community.)

Since we want everyone to be able to tell what is an advertisement and what is not, these articles will appear with an orange color border, labeled “PAID ADVERTISEMENT”, to show they are different from other content.

Paid Advertisement Articles can be anything from 200 words up to 2000 words, and are available for $1/word.

Paid Article Submission Form

3. Display Ad

(Some of these advertising options are included for FREE with “Innovator” Membership packages.)

Display Ad size: 300 pixels wide by 250 pixels tall (equivalent to Google’s “Medium Rectangle” ad size)

You can send us the ad, or just send us the text and we can create the ad for you.

Display ads can appear on the right-hand side of a specific page, set of pages, or whole website (excluding Homepage, About section, forms and auxiliary pages like the 404 page).

Sections in which Display Ads can appear:

  • Design
  • Energy
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials and Waste
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Workforce and Community
  • Zone of Fun
  • Classifieds
  • Events
  • Forum
  • Resources
  • Photos
  • Videos

All Advertisers will be asked to accept our Advertising Agreement prior to placing an ad, if you would like to read this agreement now, please click above link which will open in a new window.

Buy Display Advertising

(Some of these advertising options below are included for FREE with Innovator membership packages.)

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