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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.
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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.
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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.
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SME Mourning

SME Past President

Remembering Marcus B. Crotts, 1931-2019

SME was saddened to learn of the recent passing of its 2002 SME President Marcus B. Crotts, FSME, CMfgE, PE. Marcus, the retired chairman of Crotts & Saunders Engineering Inc., was one of the original founders and former chair of Northern Piedmont Chapter 82. An SME member since 1956, he received numerous recognitions, including being the namesake for the 2018 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and the 2017 SME Education Foundation's Directors Scholarship Fund, given the 1986 SME Joseph A. Siegel Service Award and election to the 1987 Class of SME Fellows. Our deepest condolences to his family.

Top Manufacturing News

June 13, 2019

Some Predictions for the Auto Industry

Before we delve into what’s ahead in the automotive industry for 2019, first let’s look at what is not going to happen this year. Autonomous vehicle technology – although it’s devouring a lot of venture capital money – is not going to be the next big thing in automotive, with a few caveats. Read Full Story

June 11, 2019

Auto’s Big Changes

The perception of the global automobile manufacturing landscape is of one on the verge of structural change, driven in the near term by battery-electric vehicles and Level 5 fully self-driving cars over a much longer time horizon. These technologies have the ability to change consumer behavior and force companies to alter business models up and down the supply chain—including the global automotive manufacturing footprint. Read Full Story

June 11, 2019

Bringing in New Solutions to Honing Users

With the rapid evolution in engine and powertrain technology occurring in the market today, it is imperative for production machine suppliers to respond to the changing needs of their customers without sacrificing the core concepts of quality and service. Over the years, honing has expanded its horizons. Read Full Story


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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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