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Manufacturing builds strong economies and rewarding careers. SME helps manufacturers and the people of our industry grow, learn, and prosper.

Call for Nominations: 30 Under 30

This year, SME Media will again profile 30 young trailblazers, in 30 Under 30. Nominees must be no older than 30 as of December 31, 2021, people in the manufacturing business, people doing manufacturing research, people teaching manufacturing trades or manufacturing engineering, or students (K-12 and above) making an impact through or in manufacturing. Submit nominations by April 16, 2021.

Blue Sky Competition

The craziest ideas are often the ones that have the greatest impact. Do you have an idea you think will help the greater good? The goal of the annual NSF Manufacturing Blue Sky Competition is to influence the future of manufacturing research and education in the United States through new visionary ideas. Submit your abstract by April 1, 2021.

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Assessing and Reducing Technical Debt in Design and Manufacturing

In his March 2021 SME Speaks’ guest editorial, Graham Bredemeyer, head of platform at ZVerse Inc., an SME corporate member, reveals how design and manufacturing assets eventually become technical debt as the world around them evolves. For a mission-critical component, this can mean losing tens of thousands of dollars in productivity or worse.

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