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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.

Expand Your Knowledge. Advance Your Opportunities.

SME helps connect the industry through our events. Our 2019 events provide ideal opportunities to connect, learn and advance your business. Gain access to the people who drive manufacturing and the companies pushing the industry forward. Click below to learn more about all of our events or click on a specific event on the map to find out more details.

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Tooling U - SME Special Report

Recognizing and Addressing the Cost of Turnover

Turnover costs organizations hundreds of thousands and up to millions of dollars, so when companies don’t build in ongoing learning and development/training programs to help their employees keep pace with advanced technologies, they run the risk of losing more than just money and business opportunities. Tooling U-SME’s latest report titled, “The True Cost of Turnover: Hidden Costs Go Beyond Financial to Impact Productivity and Culture,” outlines the negative impact and cost of turnover when manufacturers don’t take the necessary steps to retain and train their workforce.
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Blockchain Means a Better Future

You’ve heard about blockchain – everybody’s talking about it. But how much do you know about it? Smart Manufacturing magazine interviewed 20 people around the world who know a thing or two about blockchain and how it is likely to impact manufacturing. The resulting special report, “In Blockchain We Trust,” takes pains to make manufacturers fluent in blockchain — so they can get in on the ground floor of what is sure to be a sea change in the way they interact with suppliers, just for starters.
Michael Cromheecke
“It’s a very elegant way to deploy a business model that has proven successful in many other industries. We think blockchain unlocks a world of possibilities.”
Michael Cromheecke, CEO of Steamchain

What can SME do for you?

Tooling U-SME

Close your organization's skills gap

Manufacturing relies on a skilled workforce – and a strong workforce relies on ongoing training and development. Working with leading manufacturers and educators, Tooling U-SME is the industry’s training and development leader.
Local Chapters

Join our manufacturing community

SME membership gives you access to exclusive industry resources and benefits, as well as a community of professionals, educators and students who are passionate about manufacturing to connect, learn and grow.
SME Education Foundation

Blazing career paths

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 level, offering paths in fields associated with manufacturing.

Meet and learn from industry leaders

Success in manufacturing requires strong connections and relationships. SME produces the manufacturing industry’s leading events that connect you with the people that matter most, helping you learn, grow, and succeed.
SME Media

Keep up with industry trends and technology

SME Media is the leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing, keeping you informed about relevant news, technology and advances within the industry.
Technical Certification

Advance your career

SME's professional certifications can help you make the most of all the opportunities advanced manufacturing provides. Earning a certification validates your knowledge against industry standards, can boost your career opportunities, and set you apart from your peers.

Preparing Workers For The Future

SME is helping to close the skills gap: Through online training, instructor-led training, hands-on learning and student preparation, SME helps manufacturers by promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce, and connecting the manufacturing industry.