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SME’s communities connect manufacturers to their peers by discipline, industry, or geographies – enabling powerful collaboration, strengthening networks, fostering research, surfacing experts, and enhancing knowledge. Whether you’re in academia or industry, beginning your career or giving back, shop floor or top floor, SME communities connect you with peers who can help you.

Additive Manufacturing Community

Additive Manufacturing Community

Concentrates on the technologies and processes that help conceive, develop, test, improve and manufacture new products to bring them to market faster and more cost effectively.
Local Chapters

SME Chapters

Local SME chapters help build a member network in your own backyard, meet potential customers, partners and employers, and gain leadership opportunities. 
NAMRI/SME

NAMRI Community

The North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME) brings together researchers from leading companies, government laboratories, academic institutions and industrial think tanks located around the world for the purpose of advancing the scientific foundation of discrete-parts manufacturing.
Direct Digital Manufacturing Community

Direct Digital Manufacturing Group

The Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) Group is a group of technical experts who work closely with the Additive Manufacturing Community.
Mentor Programs

Manufacturing Education & Accreditation Committee

SME's Manufacturing Education & Accreditation Committee serves through benchmarking, identification, definition and assistance in the implementation of manufacturing education activities and accreditation standards and guidelines.
Journals

Journals Committee

SME's Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Manufacturing Processes and Manufacturing Letters are published by Elsevier and included in the ScienceDirect digital library. As a benefit, SME members have FREE access.
Plastics, Composites & Coatings Community

Plastics, Composites & Coatings Community

SME's Plastics, Composites & Coatings Community is home to engineers and manufacturing professionals involved in the manufacturing processes of plastics, composites and coatings technology.
Communities and Networking

Online Community

Join SME’s online network to share and gain industry insights. Engage with practitioners, business leaders and researchers who impact manufacturing daily from around the world.
SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Workgroup

Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Workgroup

The SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Workgroup collaborates to identify challenges, develop resources, and to facilitate changes to support anyone using the technologies for medical/biomedical applications.

Become part of a Technical Community

Interested in joining one of our Technical Communities? The first step to participating in one of these Technical Communities is becoming an SME Member. Learn more on how you can become an SME Member by clicking below.