The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a professional association of mechanical engineers in the US.

It was founded in 1880. The association develops technical guidelines and standards, particularly for pressure vessels. In addition it promotes science and engineering technology and offers professional training. In many areas the Association of German Engineers (VDI) has a similar function as ASME. ASME standards are used in many countries around the world. Knowledge and application of these standards is therefore also important for many companies based in Germany involved in exporting products and services.