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SME Technical Papers

Laser transmission weldingAccetabular cups manufactured by EBMVLSI CAD for metal layersSingle-point incremental formingStress plots of laminated composite

More than 16,000 individual papers make SME’s collection of manufacturing knowledge the largest of its kind. Find papers on best practices, advancements and industry trends.

Individual Papers

  • For Non-SME Members: $15 for PDF download
  • For SME Members: Free

Annual Licenses

Licenses are delivered through Knowledge EdgeSM, Tooling U-SME’s subscription manufacturing knowledge platform. Email for a quote and more information.

Annual Packages – 2015

  • Papers (issued quarterly) – $800 per year
  • Papers and Microfiche (issued quarterly) – $875 per year
To purchase an annual package, call SME Customer Care at 800.733.4763 or 313.425-3000.

Contribute a Paper

Manufacturing practitioners are encouraged to submit papers for publication consideration. You do not need to be an SME member to submit a paper. Email:

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