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Attend One of Our Fall Events

SME’s fall events are right around the corner, with four upcoming conference and tradeshows hosted in shows in Canada, California, Chicago and South Carolina. SME events convene the industry’s top thinkers, decision makers, and experts to create unique learning and business networking opportunities. Whether you’re interested in exhibiting or just attending, SME has a show for you this fall.
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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

August 15, 2019

Open Mind Looks Back At 25 Years, and to the Future

Twenty years ago, Open Mind first introduced CAM software capabilities to address five-axis machining in the mold and die industry and other general applications. Since that time five-axis technology has grown disproportionately larger when compared to the increase in overall manufacturing growth. Read Full Story


August 14, 2019

Auburn U. Deploys Digital X-Ray CT System to Inspect Structural Integrity of AM Parts

Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has begun in-process inspection of additive manufactured parts utilizing a customized digital radiology vault and specialized additive manufacturing systems designed by Auburn University researchers. Read Full Story


August 13, 2019

Automation and AI Bring Future Closer Than Ever

As a self-aware millennial, I’ve long been wary of how quickly technology is taking over our lives and quickly dominating the economy. Attending HxGN Live in June, Hexagon AB’s annual digital solutions conference, some of those fears were reinforced, while others were quelled. Read Full Story


August 12, 2019

Balancing Gaging Efficiency with Flexibility

In the world of metrology, lack of variety is not an issue. “You can think of a thousand ways to measure a hole,” said George Scheutz, director of precision gages for Mahr Inc., Providence, R.I. Techniques could include an operator equipped with a simple, custom-built go/no-go gage up to a robot loading a part onto a CMM with a pre-loaded program, and everything in between. Read Full Story


August 12, 2019

Rapid, Accurate Inspection Meets NASCAR Engine Maker’s Need for Speed

Roush Yates Engines (RYE) achieves rapid and accurate non-contact inspection of NASCAR engine components with minimal need for fixtures using the iNEXIV VMA4540 vision system from Nikon Metrology Inc. Read Full Story

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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.
Eric Nzuki
“An SME Membership means I get to share and explore my interests in manufacturing, grow both as a leader and part of a team, and be aware of the exciting advances that are ongoing in industry such as additive and smart manufacturing.”
Eric Nzuki, Kennesaw State University