SME acquires Tooling U to expand training outreach
On October 14, 2010, SME attained Tooling University LLC. Following the acquisition, Tooling University became Tooling U-SME. It continues its operations in Cleveland.
SME Education Foundation prepares for the future
On Oct. 24, 2011, the Foundation established its Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education (PRIME®) program. PRIME provides a comprehensive, community-based approach to manufacturing education with a strong partnerships among organizations, businesses and exemplary schools.
New brand repositions SME as all things manufacturing
On June 3, 2013, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers discontinued the use of its full, legal name and became known solely as SME. This organizational shift connects SME to an even wider group of people in manufacturing, as well as allows the continuation of addressing critical needs, such as the shortage of engineers, technologists and technicians already impacting most manufacturing industries today, and preparing the current and next-generation workforce for the advanced technologies of tomorrow.
New Smart Manufacturing magazine launched
On May 3, 2016, the first issue of SME’s Smart Manufacturing magazine was launched. The inaugural issue honored the leading thinkers, makers and doers in manufacturing who are helping to make the Fourth Industrial Revolution, often referred to as Industry 4.0, a reality..
SME and AMT announce major partnership
SME and The Association For Manufacturing Technology announced their new major partnership on Sept. 13, 2016, to co-produce a series of regional, co-branded trade shows focused on the manufacturing technology industry. The collaboration encompassed the existing EASTEC, WESTEC, SOUTH-TEC, HOUSTEX and Mfg4 events.