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Manufacturing builds strong economies and rewarding careers. SME helps manufacturers and the people of our industry grow, learn, and prosper.
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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.
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 17, 2019

CNC Software Introduces the Mastercam Quick Part Series

CNC Software Inc., Tolland, Conn., the developers of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, has announced the Mastercam Quick Part Series, a guided curriculum that takes students through the CAD/CAM/CNC process from project start to a finished part. Read Full Story


July 17, 2019

May U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 2.9 Percent from April

U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $213.4 million in May 2019, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology (McLean, Va.). This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was up 2.9 percent from April’s $207.5 million and down .8 percent when compared with the $215.1 million reported for May 2018. Read Full Story


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

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

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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.