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Meet the 88th President of SME

Susan M. Smyth, PhD, FSME, NAE, has been elected as the new SME President for 2020. SME presidents are leaders in manufacturing contributing their technical expertise and valuable career experiences to help advance the industry.

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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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Special Report

Tooling U - SME Special Report

Tooling U-SME Releases New Report

Sometimes manufacturers feel they can’t afford to take their teams off machines to take part in training because they don’t have enough skilled people to complete jobs. This execution gap can paralyze an organization if not addressed. Tooling U-SME's latest report — Balancing Operations and Training: Small Steps Create Big Wins — takes a closer look at the easy first steps and practical best practices that you can implement today to turn small wins into significant progress.
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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.

Scholarship Application is NOW OPEN

The SME Education Foundation annually awards millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in manufacturing or engineering. Secure your future.