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Member Resources

SME members are manufacturing professionals, researchers, educators and students who are looking to connect with peers, gain knowledge related to manufacturing technology and trends, solve problems and participate in leadership opportunities.

SME offers its members all of these benefits and more including the Knowledge & Resource Center, local chapter meetings, conferences and trade shows, as well as student-focused programs that showcase the career opportunities and technology within manufacturing.

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Knowledge & Resource Center

Knowledge & Resource Center

As an SME member benefit, the SME Knowledge & Resource Center provides technical information and knowledge on a vast array of manufacturing processes and other engineering-related subjects, including access to CIRP papers.
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. 


Demonstrate your manufacturing knowledge by earning a certification through SME. SME members receive special pricing on certification study materials and examinations. Supports tenure-track faculty seeking validation of industry knowledge.
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 Daily Executive Briefing

Member-Exclusive Newsletters

With an SME Membership, you'll have the opportunity to receive any of our three newsletters, including Daily Executive Briefing, From the Desk of..., and The SME Member NewsFlash.
Jobs Connection

Jobs Connection

Our comprehensive job board offers thousands of manufacturing-related jobs worldwide. Nonmembers pay $60 for this service.
SME Media

Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing in 2050: The World Turned Upside Down?

The December 2018 edition of Manufacturing Engineering features a cover story on the powerful trends that will push manufacturing close to complete automation by 2050. This issue also includes a feature story on how cyber secure manufacturing is smart manufacturing.
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Membership Leaders & Staff

The SME Member Council and Membership Staff work together to meet the needs of its membership in a rapidly changing environment, building on the long-term SME strategic goals, and strengthening local activities.

Not a Member?

Membership in SME gives you access to workforce training and certification, mentorship programs, jobs, the industry’s top publications and events, networking opportunities, and more. Further your career and take advantage of these numerous opportunities by joining SME.
“My SME membership provides me with opportunities that I cannot find elsewhere. I can pick up the phone, write an email, message or communicate with friends and peers in a variety of industries. SME provides value differently than any organization, publication and app — it connects the world of manufacturing better than anyone else does.”
Matthew Hilgendorf, SME Member Since 2002