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Whether you're a seasoned professional, just starting out in industry or want to broaden your company/institution’s outreach, an SME Membership will help you succeed at all levels.

SME is the only professional organization that represents members from all facets of manufacturing. Individuals may join as either a Professional, Emerging, Postsecondary or High School educator/student member. Companies and colleges, universities and technical institutes can join as corporate/institutional members. Benefits and rates vary depending on which membership you choose and what level of membership best fits your needs and/or a company/institution's interests. Have questions? Check out our FAQs.

Membership Level & Pricing

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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 degree 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

SME offers a discounted rate for retirees and unemployed individuals. SME members who achieve Life (LSME), Honorary (HSME) and Fellow (FSME) status receive dues-free membership. Please contact membership@sme.org for additional information.

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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, Member and Industry Relations Manager, at 865.248.4913 or remory@sme.org
  • Zachary Zichi, Member Relations Manager, at 313.425.3262 or zzichi@sme.org

Employee Membership Form


Thank you to our Corporate Members

Boeing
General Motors
filaments.ca
Crown
Mastercam
UPG
KellyOCG
Lockheed Martin
MKS Instruments
Janicki
Acieta
SLM
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Steris
Star Rapid
New Scale Robotics
Vibralign
CNC Machines
The Davis Groupe
Jusrite
InfoSight
Turner & Townsend
ESI
MRO Supply
Hammond
Schneider Electric
Zygo
Alliance Rubber Company
Better Engineering
AWS
Epicor
Altair
Nikon
Augmentir
lift
Vecna Robotics
GKS
NCDMM
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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.

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.

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.

Contacts

  • Ralton Emory, Member and Industry Relations Manager, at 865.248.4913 or remory@sme.org

Employee Membership Form


Current Institutional Members

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High School Educator Membership

High School Educator 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 degree 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

Join NowRenew Membership

SME offers a discounted rate for retirees and unemployed individuals. SME members who achieve Life (LSME), Honorary (HSME) and Fellow (FSME) status receive dues-free membership. Please contact membership@sme.org for additional information.

High School Student Membership

High School Student 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 degree 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

Join NowRenew Membership

SME offers a discounted rate for retirees and unemployed individuals. SME members who achieve Life (LSME), Honorary (HSME) and Fellow (FSME) status receive dues-free membership. Please contact membership@sme.org for additional information.

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Learn. Engage. Advance.

An SME membership is open to everyone involved in manufacturing — from C-suite execs to practitioners to students. Join now for exclusive access to SME's extensive resources and a vast network of manufacturing's best and brightest.