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SME Installs 2016 Officers of its Board of Directors, Elects Seven to College of Fellows

Press Release - SME


SME, a nonprofit organization serving the manufacturing industry by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and developing a skilled workforce, has recognized several professionals who will assume new board leadership roles in 2016. These manufacturing professionals were recognized at an annual SME banquet on Nov. 8. Full Article

Remanufacturing by 3D Printing of Metals? A Great Potential but Big Challenge

Hongtao Ding, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Iowa


Do you have expensive equipment that needs to be fixed? Are you looking for a cost-saving repair method? Remanufacturing offers great potential for restoring nonfunctional, discarded or traded-in products to like-new condition. Full Article

SME Speaks: There are Many Paths to Manufacturing

Jeffrey M. Krause, Executive Director & CEO, SME


When people make a conscious decision to enter a career in manufacturing, there are several paths available to craft their skills. The education/training route an individual selects is largely dependent on areas of interest and how they like to learn. Whether you want to pursue a research position or become a CNC machinist, you have the ability to earn your degree at a community college or university, or take part in training opportunities (like certifications, vocational schools, internships, etc.) to expand your skills and knowledge of manufacturing. Full Article

SME’s Manufacturing Day Race Promotes 3D Printing

Advanced Engineering Media


SME’s Oct. 3 Manufacturing Day 5K race promoted manufacturing in general and 3D printing in particular. Full Article

SME Speaks: Transforming Manufacturing through the Connected Enterprise

Joe Kann, Vice President, Global Business Development, Rockwell Automation


We live in the Information Age, so it’s likely no surprise that the greatest opportunity that exists for manufacturers today is to more effectively use the information that exists across their operations. However, they can only capture and put to work the true value of their information if they can access it when and how they need it. Full Article

SME Speaks: Lean--Today and Tomorrow

Anthony Manos, LBC, Catalyst, 5S Supply, SME Member Since 2013


  As I transition from my position as chair of SME’s Lean Certification Oversight and Appeals Committee, I have had the chance to reflect on where we have been and where we are going in the lean, operational excellence or continuous improvement world. The title of this SME Speaks is a takeoff on Henry Ford’s 1926 classic book Today and Tomorrow, and will focus on where lean and certification are today and my prediction of where they will be tomorrow. Full Article

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