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Celebrate Manufacturing with SME

Help advance manufacturing and inspire the next generation of skilled workers by celebrating Manufacturing Month throughout October with numerous events and activities across North America.

WESTEC 2019 Makes Successful Debut at New Location

WESTEC 2019, the leading West Coast manufacturing event, opened for the first time at its new location: the Long Beach Convention Center. The three-day event showcased the latest in machinery, metrology, design, digital, 3D printing, and engineering expertise. 

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WESTEC 2019 Makes Successful Debut at New Location

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Certification Programs

Lean Certification

Lean Certification

Lean Certification validates your knowledge of and experience with lean principles. Lean Certification is a global, industry-recognized professional credential, and has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Additive Certification

Additive Manufacturing Certification

This gold standard in additive manufacturing certification combines UL’s multi-tiered training program and Tooling U-SME’s professional certification.
Technical Certification

Technical Certification

Whether you are just starting out, or you are a seasoned professional, certification can help you become a high-value commodity to your employer and be among the most sought-after individuals in your industry.
Special Report

Tooling U-SME Special Report

Prepare For The Future, Now

Today’s manufacturing workforce is comprised of five generations – the silent generation, baby boomers, Generation X, millennials and Gen Z – all working together at once! Tooling U-SME has released a new report called, “6 Ways To Build A Cohesive Multigenerational Workforce: Prepare For The Future, Now,” which offers tips on creating an engaged, productive and satisfied workplace.
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Advance Your Career With SME

SME membership offers access to a network of community of professionals, educators and students who are passionate about manufacturing. SME membership allows you to grow as a professional and support manufacturing. Join SME to learn, engage and advance your career.

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Scholarship Registration Is Open

The SME Education Foundation offers students a powerful reason to choose a manufacturing focused, STEM-based education. Whether you’re attending a post-secondary technical school, community college, or university, our scholarships support young people exploring advanced manufacturing career pathways.