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About SME

SME is a professional society for individuals, students, educators and companies involved in all facets of manufacturing. Founded in 1932, the organization is dedicated to advancing and educating the manufacturing industry. This is accomplished through a variety of tactics and outlets including events, media, membership, training and development, and an education foundation. SME focuses its efforts on several areas of manufacturing: aerospace and defense, energy, medical and motorized vehicles.

Events
SME events are value-driven, face-to-face marketing solutions to jumpstart personal relationships with manufacturing decision makers. Leading companies and professionals choose SME events because each show embodies that same passion for innovative production, connecting manufacturing professionals and offering unbiased solutions to the industry’s most complex problems. More Info
MEDIA
SME’s Manufacturing Engineering Media is a trusted source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. It serves an audience of more than 100,000 manufacturing professionals who subscribe to the monthly magazine, iTunes App, e-newsletters and other publications. Coverage is focused on some of the world's most critical industries: aerospace and defense, motorized vehicles, medical and energy. More Info
Membership
SME members are successful business owners and manufacturing practitioners with experience across a variety of fields. Members have access to a tremendous network of manufacturing innovation from peers and the connectivity SME provides. More Info
TRAINING & Development
Tooling U-SME is an industry leader in manufacturing training and development. The organization works with educational institutions as well as manufacturers, including Fortune® 500 companies, across manufacturing industries to build the workforce of the future. Hundreds of thousands of individuals and more than 5,000 companies rely on Tooling U-SME's expertise, relationships and online learning and assessment programs to address workforce needs. More Info
SME Education Foundation
The SME Education Foundation’s mission is to prepare youth for advanced manufacturing careers through outreach programs encouraging students to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This is accomplished by providing scholarships, grants and in-kind gifts, as well as investing in youth programs. More Info