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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.
SME Awards & Recognition

What can SME do for you?

Training at Tooling U-SME

Close the skills gap

Manufacturing relies on a skilled workforce – and a strong workforce relies on ongoing training and development. Working with leading manufacturers and educators to create relevant online classes, Tooling U-SME is the industry’s leading training and development leader. Sign up for a free trial today.
SME Membership

Make network connections

Looking for opportunities to connect, learn and grow from fellow manufacturers? 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.
SME Education Foundation

Attract new talent

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 educational level.
SME Events

Meet and learn from industry leaders

Success in manufacturing requires strong connections and relationships. As producer of industry leading events, SME provides opportunities to learn, grow and succeed all while forming connections with the people who matter most to business objectives.
SME Media

Keep up with industry trends and technology

Stay up-to-date with technology and industry advances by following SME Media, the leading source for news and in-depth technical knowledge about advanced manufacturing.
SME Certification Programs

Advance your career

Earning a certification validates your knowledge against industry standards, sets you apart from your peers and can even boost career opportunities. Explore SME's professional certifications to see how a new certification can advance your career.

Latest News & Resources

  • Sciaky's Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology.
    Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

    Sciaky's Wire-based EBAM Metal Deliveries are Up

    July 10, 2020
    The 3D Printing Technology Continues Depositing Large Amounts of High-value Materials in the COVID-19 Pandemic
    By Sciaky - Press Release
  • The Steps to Digital Transformation

    July 10, 2020
    Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine discusses with Tom Jones, Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services on how manufacturers can work more efficiently and speed time to market with cloud based digital services.
    By Bruce Morey - Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
  • Julien Acis
    Smart Manufacturing

    Zapping waste at a critical juncture in history

    July 9, 2020
    The economic challenges brought forth by COVID-19 are causing a more intense focus in manufacturing on the need for the kind of alacrity achieved with digital tools and the kind of digital savvy achieved with strong partnerships.
    By Larry Adams - Contributing Writer, SME Media, John Martin - Illustrator
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Humans of Manufacturing: Heroes

Inspiring Innovation During A Crisis

In times of need, manufacturing is driven by a philosophy John Lennon said best, “There are no problems, only solutions.” Today, manufacturers have pivoted to produce the critical supplies and equipment necessary to battle COVID-19 at a rate never seen before. SME’s Humans of Manufacturing Heroes Edition tells the stories of the teams, companies and partnerships adapting to produce the tools needed to fight this global pandemic. Going behind the scenes to share how these once-in-a-lifetime transformations are happening and the people making it all possible.
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