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SME Speaks: Lack of Skilled Workers Challenges Manufacturers

Jeannine Kunz, Managing Director of Workforce and Education, SME


A common complaint from 21st century manufacturers is having access to a skilled workforce. SME research indicates US manufacturers are challenged to find the talented workforce needed to fill jobs. Addressing this issue is critical because keeping the manufacturing engine going and growing is important to a company and country’s strength and competitiveness. Full Article

FABTECH 2014 Has Georgia on Its Mind

Press Release - SME


FABTECH is flying south for November! North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event is expected to attract over 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on Nov. 11-13. Full Article

SME Education Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students Pursuing Degrees in Advanced Manufacturing

Press Release from SME


The SME Education Foundation, which is committed to supporting the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists, recently awarded scholarships to 250 students in the U.S. and Canada. These awards included $105,000 for the annual SME Education Foundation Family and Director’s Scholarships and $556,000 in other scholarships. Full Article

SME Speaks: My Freshman Year: Learning by Doing

Morgan Montalvo


Last year, I remember driving through campus on unpacking day, watching students riding bikes down the pathways, carrying dorm supplies twice their size and talking on the lawns. It was exactly how I imagined it feeling: hectic, exciting and new. The campus was alive with a unified energy, a unique mixture of anticipation for the opportunities and anxiety about all the change. This combination precisely describes my college experience thus far. Full Article

SME Speaks: From a Miracle to Just Another Tool

Kevin L. Ayers, Industry Manager--Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, SME


I remember the day I saw my first stereolithography machine in action in 1987. We all gathered around to witness this new technology, and I was overwhelmed to see the part rise up out of the machine, almost as if it had been transported in the Star Trek “replicator.” I knew then that this was a going to be a huge and revolutionary part of the future of manufacturing. All around the world, there were many who felt the same. Full Article

SME Congratulates Dean L. Bartles for Receiving 2014 Martin K. Starr Award

Press Release from SME


SME, an organization that connects people with manufacturing solutions, congratulates SME’s Vice President and Fellow Dean L. Bartles, PhD, FSME, on receiving one of two 2014 Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Awards from the Production and Operations Management Society, an international professional organization representing the interests of production and operations management professionals. Full Article

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