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Sample Tech PaperMore than 18,000 individual papers make SME’s collection of manufacturing knowledge the largest of its kind. Hundreds of thousands of pages report best practices, ongoing advancements and industry trends. New papers are added regularly to this vital database for manufacturing engineers, managers, consultants, educators, students and technology professionals.

The Technical Papers are a highly valued benefit of SME membership and an important worldwide resource for those seeking fundamental manufacturing information. SME members can download free PDFs of individual papers. Customers can purchase PDFs online, and several options are available for hard-copy subscriptions and online library/corporate licenses.

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Individual Papers
Downloadable PDF $15 — FREE to SME Members
Annual Packages
Papers (issued quarterly) – $780 per year
Papers and Microfiche (issued quarterly) – $840 per year

To purchase an annual package, call 800.733.4763.

Annual License
An annual license is available for libraries and nonmember individuals. For a price quotation, e-mail
Did You Know You Can Earn:
a. Three (3) certification credits for authoring a published technical paper
b. Three (3) additional certification credits for presenting a technical paper

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Contributing a Paper
Manufacturing practitioners are encouraged to submit papers for publication consideration. Contribute your knowledge to help people make things that improve our world! You do not need to be an SME member. Technical paper awards are given by SME’s Forming & Fabricating and Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing communities.

Click here for the Technical Paper author guide and reprint permission form.