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SME BLOG

Read up on all things manufacturing. 

The SME Blog is intended to share manufacturing content spanning across a wide variety of topics, technologies and industries. SME is a leading voice within manufacturing, we understand the problems manufacturers face, and we’re here to help find solutions to meet today’s manufacturing needs. Explore our library of blogs covering the people, products and practices that make up our manufacturing community.

Recent Posts

SkillsUSA Competition 2022

SkillsUSA Competition Enables Young Creators to Shine

Created in 2013 by SME and Stratasys, the SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition is intended to both educate high school and post-secondary students about additive manufacturing technologies and to provide the real-world, hands-on experience they can apply to a commercial product.
Sheronda Carr speaking at RAPID + TCT

SME Members Prominent at RAPID + TCT

Over three days, thousands of the additive manufacturing (AM) community’s best and brightest packed Huntington Place in Detroit to discuss and learn about new products, materials, and solutions.
Inclusion in Manufacturing

Prioritizing Inclusion in Manufacturing

Our industry must be inclusive and open to everyone to thrive. Having role models and professional representation within manufacturing is of paramount importance. Passionate manufacturing professionals working together with common goals will ultimately drive business forward.

Certified Manufacturing Engineer Certification: Because You’re Worth It

Achieving a professional certification sets you apart from the thousands of other talented men and women in manufacturing.
Solar Panels

Sustainable Manufacturing Equals Long-Term Success

Emerging science and technologies are key to the next generation of advanced manufacturing, global competitiveness, and sustainability.
NAMRC

11 Advanced Manufacturing Experts Discuss the Industry’s Future

SME’s 2022 North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) is the continent’s preeminent and longest-running international forum for applied research and industrial applications in manufacturing and design.

Take Your Career to the Next Level With a Lean Certification

Lean Certification sets you apart from the competition and places you a step ahead in your manufacturing career.

Don’t Overlook the Value of Speaking Opportunities at Industry Events

Becoming an event speaker provides an opportunity to give back -- to reinvest your experience into the industry and share your knowledge with the next generation of manufacturing engineers.
Gender Diversity in Manufacturing

Manufacturing is Missing an Opportunity

The importance of manufacturers to the success of our economy and society is great. From designers and engineers to warehouse production staff, and everything in between, the opportunities for success in manufacturing are abundant.

The Value of Membership in Two Words

Essential resources for manufacturers come in many different forms. A professional membership provides resources and networking opportunities that will help advance your career.

Extraordinary Women in Manufacturing are Driving the Industry Forward

SME Celebrates Women History Month and specifically the extraordinary women in manufacturing who chose a career in STEM.
Creating and Sustaining Opportunity

Creating and Sustaining Opportunity: Our Responsibility

Black History Month, a time of reflection and recognition, encourages us to acknowledge achievement and accomplishment. We at SME are proud to celebrate those within the Black Community who’ve contributed and continue to support advancements in manufacturing.