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SME: Advancing Additive Manufacturing

No matter where you are on your journey in Additive Manufacturing – exploring possibilities, designing new innovations, or facing the challenges of scaling up production – SME is your resource every step of the way. See how SME is shaping the future of Additive Manufacturing.



What can SME do for you?
Our events, programs, and publications help you increase your knowledge and skills, and expand your industry networks.
Here are just some of the ways SME helps advance manufacturing:

Advance your career with professional certifications

SME’s professional certifications can help you make the most of all the opportunities advanced manufacturing provides. Get certified.

Humans of Manufacturing

Meet the people who make manufacturing work

Humans of Manufacturing introduces you to the innovators and doers who build the things you use. Meet the Humans of Manufacturing.

Trends and Technology

Stay informed on the latest industry trends and technology

SME’s perspectives keep you up to date with the newest technologies and innovations that can improve your productivity. Read about what’s next.


Close your organization’s skills gap

More than half of the Fortune 500 manufacturers and educational institutions nationwide choose Tooling U-SME for workforce development. Learn more about Tooling U-SME.


Meet and learn from industry leaders

SME events connect you with industry leaders, let you expand your network, generate leads, and show off your technology to potential customers. Find an event.

SME Education Foundation

Find scholarships and other educational opportunities

The SME Education Foundation builds educational programs, develops apprenticeships, and provides scholarships. Here’s how the Foundation can help you get started.


White Papers

Smart Manufacturing:
7 Essential Building Blocks

The top two challenges for manufacturers implementing Smart Manufacturing solutions are finding skilled people and figuring out where to begin, according to SME’s “Manufacturing in the New Industry 4.0 Era” survey. Download our latest white paper to learn how to overcome these challenges.


Why Join SME?

SME is a community of manufacturing professionals, educators, and students who create the things that make the world a better place to live, work and play. Membership in SME gives you access to workforce training and certification, mentorship programs, jobs, the industry’s top publications and events, networking opportunities, and more.

Who is SME?

Manufacturing has long been central to global economies and prosperity, creating value and opportunity for communities, workers, and their families. SME has supported the manufacturing industry for more than 85 years. Working closely with manufacturing professionals, companies, educators, schools, and communities, we share knowledge and resources that generate solutions to manufacturing industry challenges. Learn more about SME.