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This member-driven program showcases new and emerging technologies that are making a difference in manufacturing. It also provides an educational framework for SME members and manufacturing practitioners to keep up to date on the industry's latest and greatest innovations. While reviewing the summaries of the preferred technologies, please keep in mind that this is not the usual list of emerging technologies — these are innovations you can use today or within a few months AND have already shown some successful implementation. 

All nominations are reviewed and discussed by SME's Innovation Watch Committee. The committee makes all final selections. Throughout the process, additional technical experts and the nominator may be brought in to answer questions and provide additional information as needed so that the most informed decisions/choices can be made.

Innovations Lists






Innovations Watch List

Innovation Watch List

Innovation Watch List

Innovation Watch List






Innovation Watch List