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SME Stands For Manufacturing

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

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

Become A Member

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.
Melissa Dotcher
“My favorite part about being an SME member is engaging and learning from other members. Their knowledge and wisdom are invaluable.”
Melissa Dochter, Schneider Electric

Top Manufacturing News

July 16, 2019

Made for Speed: Team Penske Shows off Machining Capabilities from Mazak, BIG Kaiser

The winner-take-all drive that fuels professional auto racing is also driving new achievements in precision machining. Venerable racing powerhouse Team Penske highlighted some of its innovative parts in its third Machining Technology Summit, held June 25-26 at its headquarters in Mooresville, N.C., in partnership with Mazak and BIG Kaiser. Read Full Story

July 16, 2019

With UAW Talks, Tradition Clashes With Rapid Change

The start of the United Auto Workers union’s negotiations with Detroit’s automakers is full of traditions. This time, though, the gap between tradition and a rapidly changing industry is wide. Traditions include the union and company negotiating teams shaking hands for the cameras, marking the formal start of talks. Read Full Story

July 10, 2019

ARCH Global Precision Acquires Siem Tool Co.

ARCH Global Precision, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a Jordan Company platform company focused on manufacturing cutting tools, machined components and medical implants and instruments, has acquired Siem Tool Co., Latrobe, Pa. Siem Tool is a manufacturer of custom solid-carbide drills, end mills, reamers, thread mills and form tools. Siem Tool will join ARCH’s Cutting Tools division. Read Full Story

July 10, 2019

Kinichi Kato Named President of Mitsui Seiki Kogyo

Kato has been with Mitsui Seiki for 40 years, having joined the company in 1979 as an assembly engineer. He progressed from engineering assignments to management positions in production, machine tool sales, service, and business planning. Read Full Story

July 8, 2019

Machine Tool Orders Post Monthly Gain, Lag Year-Earlier Levels

Machine tool orders posted a small monthly gain in May but were far below year-earlier levels, the Association for Manufacturing said today. Orders totaled $378.4 million for May, a 7.3 percent increase from an adjusted $352.8 million in April, according to a monthly report. However, May orders plunged 22 percent below the $484.2 million for May 2018. Read Full Story

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Humans of Manufacturing

Award-Winning Series Profiles Everyday Manufacturing Workers

To understand manufacturing, you must know not only what companies and products are accomplishing technologically but also who is making it all happen. SME’s Humans of Manufacturing initiative showcases talent-pool innovations, advances and success stories. It also helps manufacturers puzzle out how to make the most of their greatest asset: people.
Meet the Humans of Manufacturing

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.