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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.
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SME Builds Manufacturing Success

For nearly a century, SME has helped manufacturing thrive. We offer the industry’s widest array of services and products to advance manufacturing technology, develop its people, and connect our industry. We help you innovate to solve real business challenges and move our industry forward. If you want to succeed in manufacturing, let SME stand for you.
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Humans of Manufacturing

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In The Driver’s Seat

Don’t let Carlo Cruz’s lofty title—senior engineer in digital engineering for Toyota Motor North America—fool you. What he does is play with cool manufacturing technologies all day long. When Cruz first entered the University of Cincinnati, he wasn’t planning on a career in manufacturing. After several years of studying organic chemistry, he took part in a cooperative learning program with, where he learned about Lean principles as part of the Toyota Productivity System, and it stuck.
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Today’s Manufacturing

Today’s Manufacturing

Today’s manufacturing is cleaner, safer, and more inspiring than ever -- and vital to building strong economies. SME works to promote an accurate image of advanced manufacturing and its important role in creating opportunity and prosperity in our country and around the world.
Technology Hubs

Technology Hubs

Wherever you work in manufacturing, there are new machines, processes, sources of data, and applications that are changing how you work and grow your business. SME is your central resource for learning more about the technologies that alter the way we design, build, and maintain quality.
Attracting The Next Generation

Attracting The Next Generation

Manufacturing’s future success depends on preparing young people; attracting a new generation of innovators and thinkers to our industry. SME works within all levels of education to find, recruit, inspire, and empower manufacturing’s next generation.
Workforce Development & Training

Workforce Development & Training

Manufacturing technology today moves faster than our people. The industry’s growth and prosperity rely on our ability to upskill workers and infuse new skills and competencies into our companies and our industry. SME provides the industry’s best and most effective education, training and development resources for your workforce.
Inspiring Thinking

Inspiring Thinking

What’s next for manufacturing? Where is our industry headed? What new projects or technologies hold the most promise, and how should they be applied within various industries? SME offers the industry’s best and smartest thinking about the state of manufacturing.
Connecting Our Industry

Connecting Our Industry

Finding people to learn from, people to do business with, peers who share your experiences and can answer your questions, or even people who can help you find your next job: a strong network is essential to success. Like no other organization, SME connects manufacturing through our member communities and events.