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No matter what industry you’re in, smart manufacturing is transforming the way we work. Robots and sensors aren’t taking jobs; they’re changing them. But advancing manufacturing is more than just buying the hot new technology and connecting it. SME helps you make informed decisions, resource your staff properly, and maximize your smart investments.

From identifying and advancing new technologies that will help you manufacture smarter, to establishing and developing the skills and training your people need to make smart work for you, SME is your expert resource for all things smart manufacturing.


Smart Manufacturing Report Series

Smart Manufacturing: Building Talent to Accelerate a Digital Transformation

The third in SME's Smart Manufacturing Report series focuses on the importance of a learning culture, and how manufacturers are developing a “smart” workforce to drive business results.



Stay Smart with SME

SME is the hub for your smart manufacturing resources. We help companies navigate the 4th industrial revolution via our Smart Manufacturing magazine, industry studies and white papers, technical groups and Smart events.

Smart Manufacturing Magazine

Smart Manufacturing Magazine

Smart Manufacturing focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies and tools that are driven or enhanced by integrated information technology.

Smart Manufacturing Seminar Series

Smart Manufacturing
Seminar Series

Join manufacturers throughout the country to explore innovative solutions, network with peers and hear about the latest advanced manufacturing technologies.

Tooling U-SME Online Training

Tooling U-SME
Online Training

Maintain a competitive workforce and grow your organization with Tooling U-SME's competency-based learning solutions.

Smart Manufacturing Experience Event

Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018
Digital Package

Watch the keynotes and other educational presentations from the Smart Manufacturing Experience. Gain unlimited access for one year.

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Latest News and Media Coverage

SME Media covers the latest news on all things smart manufacturing. From industry trends to expert opinions, SME Media has you covered.

Smart Manufacturing Hub at IMTS

Smart Manufacturing

The Smart Manufacturing Hub provides an opportunity to educate yourself while making connections with the greatest thinkers and doers in the manufacturing industry.



Smart Manufacturing Seminar Series Upcoming Events

Smart Manufacturing Seminar Series

The Smart Manufacturing Seminar Series focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies, tools and practices that optimize development and production. Join manufacturers throughout the country to explore innovative solutions, network with peers and find out what’s new.


Resource Center

SME Media provides a resource of industry knowledge that cater to your smart manufacturing needs. Check out the latest or visit SME's to explore more.

Interactive eBook: Smart Manufacturing for Job Shops Interactive eBook: Smart Manufacturing for Job Shops
Your production has something to say. Are you listening? Every day, innumerable data points are generated across your job shop. Smart manufacturing helps you gain deeper insights and make more informed decisions by enabling the machines in your shop to talk to you and to each other. Explore this eBook and see smart manufacturing put into perspective for job shops.
The Future of Robotic Welding The Future of Robotic Welding
Robotic welding systems have evolved over the years and now have the ability to take on more jobs than ever before. Learn about the exciting capabilities for robotic welding from industry expert Pete Rogers of Acieta, a leading FANUC Authorized System Integrator. Watch Webinar.
LIVE DEMO: Using IoT to Improve Manufacturing LIVE DEMO: Using IoT to Improve Manufacturing
Why is Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT Platform ranked #1 for IoT enablement and device management? And how is it achieving results for the world’s largest manufacturers, such as savings of $150 million annually and reducing plant downtime by two-thirds? Watch this demo to find out!
Digital Technologies Magnify Continuous Improvement Efforts Digital Technologies Magnify Continuous Improvement Efforts
During the industrial revolution, processes were created to evaluate the core performance indicators such as quality, worker safety, delivery time and inventory. Now, digital technologies and network infrastructures provide valuable data for faster production processes, great consistency and safer work environments. Download Guide.



NAMRC 47 Call for Papers

NAMRI/SME’s annual conference, the North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), is now accepting papers. The deadline to submit is November 5, 2018. Click below to get all of the details on this opportunity.