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Attend One of Our Fall Events

SME’s fall events are right around the corner, with four upcoming conference and tradeshows hosted in shows in Canada, California, Chicago and South Carolina. SME events convene the industry’s top thinkers, decision makers, and experts to create unique learning and business networking opportunities. Whether you’re interested in exhibiting or just attending, SME has a show for you this fall.
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Certification Programs

Lean Certification

Lean Certification

Lean Certification validates your knowledge of and experience with lean principles. Lean Certification is a global, industry-recognized professional credential, and has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Additive Certification

Additive Manufacturing Certification

This gold standard in additive manufacturing certification combines UL’s multi-tiered training program and Tooling U-SME’s professional certification.
Technical Certification

Technical Certification

Whether you are just starting out, or you are a seasoned professional, certification can help you become a high-value commodity to your employer and be among the most sought-after individuals in your industry.
Special Report

Tooling U - SME Special Report

Prepare For The Future, Now

Today’s manufacturing workforce is comprised of five generations – the silent generation, baby boomers, Generation X, millennials and Gen Z – all working together at once! Tooling U-SME has released a new report called, “6 Ways To Build A Cohesive Multigenerational Workforce: Prepare For The Future, Now,” which offers tips on creating an engaged, productive and satisfied workplace.
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Top Manufacturing News

August 22, 2019

Automakers Find Themselves on Receiving End of Presidential Tweets

Automakers, including Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co., this week found themselves on the receiving end of tweets from President Donald Trump. The president attacked Ford because it was one of four automakers that reached an agreement with the state of California to reduce emissions. The state wants to preserve tougher standards. Read Full Story


August 21, 2019

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 3.2 Percent for 2019 Through June

June 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $198.9 million according to the United States. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was down 6.8 percent from May’s $213.4 million and down 6.3 percent when compared with the $212.4 million reported for June 2018. Read Full Story


August 21, 2019

MxD Set to Develop Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program

MxD today announced a comprehensive workforce development program for cybersecurity in manufacturing, underwritten with a $1.25 million grant from the Siemens Foundation. The grant will fund the development and implementation of a highly-skilled cybersecurity for manufacturing initiative as part of MxD’s workforce strategy known as MxD Learn. Read Full Story


August 19, 2019

MakerBot Launches Method X Manufacturing Workstation

METHOD X is capable of printing real ABS that can withstand up to 15°C higher temperatures, is up to 26% more rigid, and up to 12% stronger than modified ABS formulations used on desktop 3D printer competitors. Read Full Story


August 19, 2019

Finding the Edge

If you use a milling machine to machine parts, then you’re likely to be familiar with edge finders and the way they work. Edge finders, sometimes also defined as wigglers or wobblers, are simple tools used to locate the edges of a workpiece or the center of a hole. They are also by far the most commonly used device to locate Part Zero. Read Full Story

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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.
Eric Nzuki
“An SME Membership means I get to share and explore my interests in manufacturing, grow both as a leader and part of a team, and be aware of the exciting advances that are ongoing in industry such as additive and smart manufacturing.”
Eric Nzuki, Kennesaw State University