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RAPID + TCT May 20-23, 2019 Detroit, MI

The industry source for additive manufacturing

Discover the latest in additive manufacturing at RAPID + TCT 2019. During this year's keynote presentations you’ll hear how industry leaders from a across industries are leveraging 3D technologies to improve their business.

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 15, 2019

Control Software Improvements Spurring Manufacturing’s Digitization Push

To avoid falling behind in technology trends, all manufacturers must start changing. Most manufacturers are looking for the best solutions for them to increase productivity. This research and testing needs time. If manufacturers cannot fully embrace the move towards digitalization in the industry right now, they will fall behind and lose to competition in the future. Read Full Story

May 13, 2019

EXPERT OPINIONS: Buckle Up for the Trade War, Manufacturers

You thought we were in a trade war, manufacturers? You’ve seen nothing yet. Last week, the U.S., under President Donald Trump, broke off trade talks with China aimed at ending a trade war. It appeared the two sides were close to a settlement. But things went awry. Read Full Story

May 11, 2019

‘Digital Twins’ Have Positive Plant-Wide Impact

One of the foundational aspects of Industry 4.0 protocols is the creation of electronic “digital twin” models of product data and production processes. This includes an exact replica of all machine tools, including complex work envelopes showing the particular spindles, fixtures, and cutting tools. Read Full Story


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