Become A Member Whether you're a seasoned practitioner, an emerging professional or a student at any level, an SME Membership gives you the tools you need to succeed at all stages of your career and in all areas of manufacturing. 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. Each level has its own benefits. Please review the Benefits by Membership Level table for further information.