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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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Membership in SME gives you access to workforce training and certification, mentorship programs, jobs, the industry’s top publications and events, networking and more. Further your career and take advantage of these numerous opportunities by joining SME.

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.
learning services

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.
SME Education Foundation

SME Education Foundation

Guiding, Building Next Generation Achievers

The SME Education Foundation supports the next generation of manufacturing and engineering innovators. Our PRIME program partners with industry to share modern equipment, create tailored curricula, and offer hands-on training to high school students across the country. See SME PRIME in action at Fraser High School in Fraser, Michigan – one of the 47 SME PRIME schools in America.
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Top Manufacturing News

May 22, 2019

Ford Introduces Digit, a Robot That Can Makes Deliveries From a Self-Driven Vehicle

Ford Motor Co. said in a short statement on May 21 it is working with Agility Robotics to develop a robot that can make deliveries from a self-driving vehicle. The robot is named Digit and walks like a human. Ken Washington, vice president of Ford research and advanced engineering, wrote a more detailed piece for the Medium website. Read Full Story

May 21, 2019

HP Describes Digital Manufacturing Strategy

Digital manufacturing and 3D printing has the potential to upend companies, an HP Inc. executive said today. HP’s definition of digital manufacturing includes artificial intelligence, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), where “connected” machines communicate with each other, and robotics. Read Full Story

May 20, 2019

Toyota Says It Is Not Welcomed After Trump Proclamation

Toyota Motor Corp. is known for two things: It’s the largest Japanese automaker and one that is conservative in its messaging. A “proclamation” by President Donald Trump spurred Toyota to lose the conservative messaging. Read Full Story


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Local SME chapters help build a member network in your own backyard, meet potential customers, partners and employers, and gain leadership opportunities. Learn more about the current SME chapters or how to create one in your area.