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Celebrate Manufacturing with SME

Help advance manufacturing and inspire the next generation of skilled workers by celebrating Manufacturing Month throughout October with numerous events and activities across North America.

Advance Your Career With SME

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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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

October 14, 2019

Blockchain can power move to monetize Big Data, experts say

Blockchain can help power the process to monetize Big Data and will play a role in the FDA’s regulations to limit pharmaceutical counterfeiting by increasing security of the drug supply chain, said experts Smart Manufacturing gathered at Westec 2019 for an exclusive blockchain-tech roundtable. Read Full Story

October 11, 2019

3D Printing the Future of E-Mobility Tools

Kennametal has developed a 3D printed stator bore tool specifically designed to meet growing customer demand for lighter weight tooling solutions used to machine components for hybrid and electric vehicles. Read Full Story

October 10, 2019

Turning Data Into Decisions

As a provider of Quality Manufacturing Systems software, we frequently see challenges faced by manufacturers with collecting data and turning it into useful, real-time, information. So how do we turn all the data collected at each step of the manufacturing process into something usable? Read Full Story

October 9, 2019

LED Lighting: Time to Flip the Switch

Decision makers take note. Your employees need to be taken care of. Ask yourself, “How do I deliver a quality work environment for my most valuable resource?” One highly visible way is facility optimization. Read Full Story

October 8, 2019

Vegetable-Based Oil Helps Orthopedics Manufacturer Lower Costs, Increase Productivity

It is no secret that productivity is a key element for success in manufacturing. What not everyone knows is that the solution to increase productivity is not always linked to costly investments, major structural reforms or a significant increase in staff. Read Full Story

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Scholarship Registration Is Open

The SME Education Foundation offers students a powerful reason to choose a manufacturing focused, STEM-based education. Whether you’re attending a post-secondary technical school, community college, or university, our scholarships support young people exploring advanced manufacturing career pathways.