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Manufacturing builds strong economies and rewarding careers. SME helps manufacturers and the people of our industry grow, learn, and prosper.

Building the Workforce Through SkillsUSA

SME, Stratasys, and FANUC will sponsor the Additive Manufacturing Competition at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, June 24-28. Learn more about this competition, which stimulates student learning of additive manufacturing while providing them with real-world, hands-on experience.
SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

SME Awards & Professional Recognition

Do you know someone in manufacturing engineering whose work warrants professional recognition? Nominations for some of SME’s most prestigious Honor Awards are open until August 1. We invite you to look at the criteria and qualifications for the awards, and to submit nominations for the most deserving people in our field.
SME Awards & Recognition

Training & Certification

Additive Certification

Certification Programs

SME's professional certification programs can help you make the most of the opportunities advanced manufacturing provides. Earning a certification validates your knowledge against industry standards, and sets you apart from your peers.
Certified Manufacturing Engineer

Industry Training Guides

SME offers numerous training guides across the many different industry areas that make up the manufacturing world. Access material you need to assist in the development of your manufacturing career.
Training Products

Online & Instructor-Led Training

Tooling U-SME delivers versatile learning and development solutions to the manufacturing workforce. Increase your skills and boost your career with measurable results.
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Creating a Green Engine

If San Diego-based Achates Power is ahead of its time now, it was completely revolutionary when it was founded in 2004 by James U. Lemke, former physics professor and founder of Spin Physics Inc. The company designs green internal combustion engines for passenger and commercial vehicles, and for military, marine, and stationary use.
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Top Manufacturing News

June 20, 2019

HxGN Live Focuses on the Future of Manufacturing

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, a business unit of Hexagon AB, outlined its vision for the future of manufacturing at HxGN Live, the company’s annual digital solutions conference, held June 11-15 in Las Vegas. At the conference, users of Hexagon products heard about the company’s new products and industry trends as manufacturing enters a new age. Read Full Story

June 20, 2019

Methods Machine Tools Opens Precision Center

A precision-engineered building for demonstrating precision machinery and making test cuts for high precision parts is the latest customer benefit being offered by Methods Machine Tools, Inc. which calls the center the first of its kind in North America. Creation of the Methods Precision Center in Acton, Mass., began two years ago to provide customers a U.S.-based facility for performing tight-tolerance test cuts on machines to ensure their parts will meet specs. Read Full Story

June 19, 2019

SyncFab, NTMA Set to Boost Supply Chain on Blockchain

SyncFab will give more than 1,300 National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) members access to its advanced manufacturing blockchain platform, the company said today. As the national representative of the precision custom manufacturing industry, NTMA members generate more than $30 billion in sales combined. Read Full Story


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It's Time to Join SME!

SME is a community of manufacturing professionals, educators and students who create the things that make the world a better place to live, work and play. Membership in SME gives you access to workforce training and certification, mentorship programs, jobs, the industry’s top publications and events, networking and more. Further your career and take advantage of these numerous opportunities by joining SME.
Ismail Fidan
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Ismail Fidan, Tennessee Tech