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North America's largest metalforming, fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to the Las Vegas Convention Center November 12-14. While at FABTECH, there are many exciting engagement opportunities for SME members to get involved in: 

Visit SME at Booth C6542

SME's booth will include a new WIKIBar, where you can "Take Your Best Shot" at learning about and submitting content for SME's new Manufacturing Knowledge Base Wiki.

Manufacturing Your Future Mentor Event

SME, the American Welding Society, the Chemical Coaters Association International, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International and the Precision Metalforming Association have collaborated for the fourth year to offer the “Manufacturing Your Future Student Event.” Select students, aged 16-21, from STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and other programs are invited — by invitation only — to experience this rewarding program. The program will feature an interactive presentation with young adults that are pursuing or have gotten jobs and/or degrees in welding or manufacturing. The presenters will provide inspiration for students to pursue a technical career. More Information

Mentors are needed for this program. Download Mentor Volunteer Form


Join SME, FMA, PMA and AWS at the inaugural RUN4MFG 5K and show your support for manufacturing! Runners and sponsors can make every step count and select the association and corresponding charitable organization they would like to participate for, start collecting pledges and make a difference for the future of manufacturing! The course route proceeds through Town Square Las Vegas on the famed Las Vegas Strip.

Whether you decide to run, jog or walk, you'll be doing more than just making a healthy start to your FABTECH week. Great giveaways and a post-race event round out the event. Download Pledge Form

Exclusive FABTECH Offer!

Renew or join SME at FABTECH and enter a chance to win an iPad! Plus receive this members-only FABTECH promotion:

  • One $50 coupon — Good toward the purchase of Books, DVDs and Webinars
  • One $100 coupon — Good toward your registration to the 2013 SME Annual Conference
  • The Edge Factor/SME DVD — Packed with exciting industry videos
  • Access to the SME Member Reception — Tuesday, November 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Meet TCN members who are experts on laser technology, forming and fabricating, and automated manufacturing and assembly

For just $138, start enjoying all of the benefits of SME membership! Unable to attend FABTECH this year? Join or renew online at and use promotional code FB12M to take advantage of this special offer. Offer ends November 30, 2012.

For additional membership activities at FABTECH, please contact Natalie Lowell at