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About SME

SME is an organization for individuals, students, educators and companies involved in all facets of manufacturing. Founded in 1932, it is dedicated to advancing and educating the manufacturing industry. This is accomplished through a variety of tactics and outlets including events, media, membership, training and development, and an education foundation. SME focuses its efforts on several areas of manufacturing: aerospace and defense, energy, medical and motorized vehicles.

Events
Through its events, SME brings the best prospects for your business to you. You don’t have to be a big business to find big solutions. An SME event gives attendees from all walks of manufacturing an experience they never forget and often repeat: revolutionary technologies, business-changing innovations and your next competitive advantage all on display in a hands-on, flexible, learning environment. More Info
MEDIA
SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media group is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. It serves an audience of more than 100,000 manufacturing professionals who subscribe to its trusted Manufacturing Engineering magazine, iTunes App, annual yearbooks, e-newsletters, technical papers and other products. Coverage is focused on manufacturing for the world's most critical industries: aerospace and defense, motorized vehicles, medical and energy. More Info
Membership
SME members are successful business owners and manufacturing practitioners with experience across a variety of fields and leading manufacturing companies and institutions, including Boeing, Caterpillar, Ford Motor Co., General Motors, NASA, Northrop Grumman, John Deere, America Makes and many more. Members have access to a tremendous network of manufacturing innovation from peers and the connectivity SME provides. More Info
TRAINING & Development
Tooling U-SME delivers versatile learning and development solutions to the manufacturing workforce. Companies select it to educate their workforce, increase productivity and product quality. Education institutions turn to Tooling U-SME to augment their learning plans, providing their instructors with more time for hands-on instruction. Individuals turn to it to gain new skills and advance their careers. More Info
SME Education Foundation
Since 1998, the SME Education Foundation has invested more than $8 million in youth programs, helping over 60,000 students explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Through its partnerships with corporations, foundations, organizations and individual donors, the Foundation also provides scholarships, grants and awards totaling more than $25 million. More Info