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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.
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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.
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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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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 17, 2019

Talent Issues Impede Tech

In a recent study, over 80 percent of survey respondents listed workforce issues as one of their top three challenges to adopting new technology at their plants. New technologies are coming not only to cars, utility vehicles and trucks but also to the manufacturing plants that produce parts, components and vehicles. Read Full Story

June 14, 2019

On Verge of Structural Changes, Industry Still Strongly Performs

We saw the U.S. auto industry post the “…fourth-biggest year on record thanks to December gains”; worldwide, there were some 70.5 million cars produced. This year’s overview article by Kevin Tynan of Bloomberg Intelligence contends that “…the global automobile manufacturing landscape is one on the verge of structural change,” largely driven by autonomous and battery-operated vehicles. Read Full Story

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


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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
“The support provided by chapters, other members and staff is tremendous, and always right there when I need it. It’s why I’ve remained a member since 1993.”
Ismail Fidan, Tennessee Tech