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SME members can connect with peers, gain knowledge related to manufacturing technology and trends, solve problems and participate in leadership opportunities.

An SME membership provides all these benefits and more including a monthly subscription to our highly respected Manufacturing Engineering magazine; customized research assistance; local chapter engagement; online networking; discounts on conferences, trade shows and our industry-recognized certifications; daily manufacturing news summaries; job board and career advice; complimentary access to our peer-reviewed journals and tech papers; and more.

Join now to learn. engage. advance. with SME!

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If you have any questions, contact SME Membership at 800.733.4763 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET,
Monday through Friday, or email membership@sme.org.
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*NOTE: High school educators, postsecondary students and all international members (including Canada and Mexico) only receive a digital copy of Manufacturing Engineering magazine.

**These benefits are limited based on the level of membership.

Professional Individual Emerging Professionals Postsecondary Individual AME/SME Reciprocal Membership Corporate Membership Institutional Membership High School Educator High School Student

Professional Membership

SME's professional members ranging from manufacturing engineers, practitioners, educators and researchers are involved in all aspects and levels of manufacturing. Your expertise sets you apart from others in manufacturing.

Requirements

This membership level is available to:

  • An individual who has an SME Certification.
  • A registered professional engineer.
  • A graduate with an associate or bachelor’s in science or engineering from an accredited school.
  • A person with a minimum of four years of experience in activities contributing to the realization of manufactured products or to the support of such enterprises in industry, government or education.
  • A professional in a manufacturing enterprise or one serving manufacturing.

Cost

  • One-Year Membership: $138
  • Two-Year Membership: $248.50
  • Three-Year Membership: $352

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Emerging Professionals

SME’s emerging professionals are poised to begin or continue their professional careers. Take control of your career and stand out among the competition as an SME Emerging Professional.

Requirements

This membership level is available to:

  • High School and college graduates, aged 18-35.
  • Individuals who have graduated from high school and/or college within the last five years.
  • Individuals not currently enrolled in school.

Cost

  • One-Year Membership: $45
  • Five-Year Membership: $200 (save $25)

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Postsecondary Individual

At this point in your life, it’s time to focus your ambition, be goal-oriented and, most importantly, prepare for what’s ahead after you graduate. Get a head start now as an SME Postsecondary Member and make inroads in manufacturing.

Requirements

To qualify for a postsecondary student membership, an undergraduate or graduate student must:

  • Be working toward the completion of an academic credential in good standing at a technical institution, college or university pursuing degrees in manufacturing or a related field.
  • Be registered with full or part-time status based on the institution’s regulations (a minimum of six credits per semester are required to qualify for part-time status).
  • Be enrolled in either a traditional or nontraditional educational program.
  • Participating in a co-op work terms, practicum and/or thesis research terms (optional).

Cost

  • One-Year Membership: $20

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AME/SME Reciprocal Membership

SME and AME (the Association for Manufacturing Excellence) have joined forces to offer discounted rates and the full range of benefits for both organizations to you, the continuous improvement practitioner. AME is the premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence. Members come together to explore lean thinking and other enterprise improvement methods, exchange best practices and network to advance their careers and improve the competitiveness and overall value of their organizations.

Requirements

This membership level is available to:

  • An individual who has an SME Certification.
  • A registered professional engineer.
  • A graduate with an associate or bachelor’s in science or engineering from an accredited school.
  • A person with a minimum of four years of experience in activities contributing to the realization of manufactured products or to the support of such enterprises in industry, government or education.
  • A professional in a manufacturing enterprise or one serving manufacturing.

Cost

Save by purchasing multiple years in advance.

  • One-Year Membership: $259
  • Two-Year Membership: $472 (save $104)
  • Three-Year Membership: $665 (save $199)

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Corporate Membership

SME offers unique opportunities for Corporate Members. Working closely with you and your company, we will customize your membership based on your company's overall needs. Our program connects companies to thousands of professionals within all disciplines of manufacturing, expanding your organization’s access, expertise and engagement.

Corporate Membership Form

For Employee Membership

If your employer has agreed to be an SME corporate member, click the Employee Membership button and complete your employee application. To receive your employee discount, be sure to include the special promotional code provided to you by your employer.

If you are unsure whether your employer is a corporate member, or if you are interested in a corporate membership, please contact:

  • Ralton Emory, SME Member and Industry Relations Manager, at 865.248.4913 or remory@sme.org
  • Marisa Behnke, SME Member Relations Manager, at 313.425.3145 or mbehnke@sme.org

Employee Membership Form


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Institutional Membership

SME's Institutional Group Membership is available to colleges, universities and technical institutes focused on engineering and manufacturing that are interested in providing their faculty and staff with access to SME’s rich resources and knowledge of manufacturing.

Institutional Membership Form

Dues

The yearly $750 fee provides five professional memberships for faculty, administrators and staff.

  • Employees at the same institution can join or renew at a special rate of $20 per year.
  • The membership covers all campuses of the same institution.
  • Individual student memberships are not covered nor this program related to the establishment of an on-campus student chapter. Students can join separately as postsecondary members.

ABET Program Evaluation

SME is one of only 35 organizations that provides ABET with input on the more than 3,600 scientific and technical programs at 700+ institutions in 29 countries. SME members serve as program evaluators for manufacturing technology and manufacturing engineering programs.


Current Institutional Members


Contacts

  • Ralton Emory, SME Member and Industry Relations Manager, at 865.248.4913 or remory@sme.org
  • Marisa Behnke, SME Member Relations Manager, at 313.425.3145 or mbehnke@sme.org

High School Educator Membership

High school educators are instrumental in changing the lives and career paths of their students. SME has the resources you need to help your students explore lucrative careers and advanced technologies that only manufacturing has to offer. 

Requirements

This membership level is available to:

  • An individual who has an SME Certification.
  • A registered professional engineer.
  • A graduate with an associate or bachelor’s in science or engineering from an accredited school.
  • A person with a minimum of four years of experience in activities contributing to the realization of manufactured products or to the support of such enterprises in industry, government or education
  • A professional in a manufacturing enterprise or one serving manufacturing.

Cost

  • Membership: FREE

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High School Student Membership

Prepare for a challenging, rewarding and lucrative career in manufacturing. Thousands of manufacturing jobs go unfilled each year due to a lack of skilled workers. Get ahead of the pack and start working on your future now as a high school student member.

Requirements

This membership level is available to high school students who are:

  • 13 years of age or older.
  • Enrolled at a secondary educational institution.
  • Participating in either a traditional or nontraditional educational program.
  • Involved in a co-op work term, practicum, apprenticeship and/or internship program (optional).

Cost

  • Membership: FREE

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Diversity by Industry

SME members have experience across a variety of industries, fields and with leading manufacturing companies and institutions, including Boeing, Caterpillar, Ford Motor Co., General Motors, the National Science Foundation, NASA, Northrop Grumman, Oak Ridge National Lab, John Deere, Lockheed Martin, America Makes and many more.

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, SME Member Since 2017