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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.
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SME Education Foundation

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Continued growth requires attracting the next generation to our industry. The SME Education Foundation works to build awareness, enhance academic opportunity, and inspire, prepare and support students at every educational level.
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Success in manufacturing requires strong connections and relationships. As producer of industry leading events, SME provides opportunities to learn, grow and succeed all while forming connections with the people who matter most to business objectives.
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Earning a certification validates your knowledge against industry standards, sets you apart from your peers and can even boost career opportunities. Explore SME's professional certifications to see how a new certification can advance your career.

Latest News & Resources

  • Mazak’s new spindle rebuild department at its Florence, Ky. Facility.
    Machining & Metal Cutting

    Mazak Opens Expanded Spindle Rebuild Department

    July 8, 2020
    As part of its most recent $15 million investment in its Florence, Ky.-based manufacturing campus, Mazak Corp. has completed its newly expanded Spindle Rebuild Department, now located in the company’s South Building.
    By Mazak Corp. - Press Release
  • Heidenhain’s new West Coast headquarters in San Jose, Calif.
    Measurement & Metrology

    Heidenhain Opens Expanded Western U.S. Headquarters

    July 8, 2020
    Heidenhain Corp. has opened its newly completed West Coast headquarters. This includes the expansion of its executive, sales and technical support offices, as well as demo facilities in San Jose, Calif. The company also maintains a Midwest headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.
    By Heidenhain Corp. - Press Release
  • Weathering Any Storm with Operational Agility

    July 8, 2020
    Manufacturers and businesses around the globe are facing an entirely new environment for operating and selling due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s not just global pandemics than can test an organization’s ability to succeed. Associate Editor Chris Mahar speaks with Ankit Shah, Senior Manager, Product Marketing at Quick Base, about how low-code platforms can help businesses become more flexible and adapt quicker to market and operational changes. Building operational agility that can enable them to flourish in difficult times and markets.
    By Chris Mahar - Associate Editor, SME Media
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Humans of Manufacturing: Heroes

Inspiring Innovation During A Crisis

In times of need, manufacturing is driven by a philosophy John Lennon said best, “There are no problems, only solutions.” Today, manufacturers have pivoted to produce the critical supplies and equipment necessary to battle COVID-19 at a rate never seen before. SME’s Humans of Manufacturing Heroes Edition tells the stories of the teams, companies and partnerships adapting to produce the tools needed to fight this global pandemic. Going behind the scenes to share how these once-in-a-lifetime transformations are happening and the people making it all possible.
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