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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.

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Latest News & Resources

  • Manufacturing Management

    Manufacturing Employment Surges After End of GM Strike

    December 6, 2019
    Manufacturing employment surged by 54,000 jobs in November following the end of a 40-day strike at General Motors Co., the U.S. Labor Department said.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
  • Product Design & Engineering

    MTU Aero Automates Turbine Blade Production

    December 6, 2019
    Today’s aircraft propulsion systems are wonders of technology. Aircraft industry suppliers are modernizing production technology to meet the challenge of rapidly growing demand for global air travel.
    By MTU Aero Engines & Liebherr Gear Technology
  • Software

    Mastercam Partners with TITANS of CNC

    December 5, 2019
    CNC Software Inc., developers of Mastercam, has announced a new partnership with TITANS of CNC Inc. to help train the next generation of highly skilled CNC machinists and eliminate the widening skills gap.
    By Mastercam - Press Release

SME Introduces New President

Meet the 88th President of SME

Susan M. Smyth, PhD, FSME, NAE, has been elected as the new SME President for 2020. Smyth’s accomplishments and leadership role with SME were recognized at the annual SME Installation and Awards Gala in Chicago in November. SME presidents are leaders in manufacturing, contributing their technical expertise and valuable career experiences to help advance the industry.
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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.

Making Global Connections

SME hosted 11 events across three countries in 2019, with another strong slate ahead for 2020. SME events are the one-stop shop for everything you need to know about manufacturing. Take a look back at our 2019 event highlights, as well as a look ahead to what's coming up in 2020.