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SME Membership

SME Membership


MEET and connect with people who can help you discover business solutions, diversification or even a new career.


  • Eight Technical Communities and more than 50 Tech Groups — Connect virtually anytime, anywhere with technical experts to share and gain knowledge.


  • Local Chapter Membership — Build your local connections and network with members in your own backyard. Meet potential customers, partners and employers.


  • Attend SME Events — Make the right business connections by attending our industry-leading conferences, exhibitions and seminars, all at a special member price with member-exclusive activities.


  • Online Discussions  — Blog, chat, ask and answer questions. All at your fingertips.

KNOW the latest trends, innovations and solutions to stay competitive.


GROW with programs designed to help you expand your career and leadership potential.

  • SME Certifications — Stand out from the crowd by validating your manufacturing knowledge and lean experience.


  • Jobs Connection — Receive priority listing in our database and search hundreds of top manufacturing positions.


  • Leadership Skills — Hone your leadership skills in a safe environment with other members.


  • Give Back — Support our future generations by becoming a volunteer leader for a Local Chapter, presenting at an SME Event, writing a Technical Paper and promoting manufacturing education.


  • Awards — SME honors your efforts and contributions. Be recognized for your work that makes our lives cleaner, brighter, faster and better.


  • Affinity Programs — Access to Health and Life Insurance, GEICO Auto and Home Insurance, exclusive MasterCard Credit Card benefits and the Business Book Summary Program.


  • Donate a Gift — Support an organization whose Foundation invests in the future of manufacturing with more than $27 million donated to colleges, universities and youth programs since 1980.