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For more than 86 years, SME has worked to support and advance the manufacturing industry. Let us help you excel through these offerings from our six core industry focuses.


From digital to medical, SME provides you with up-to-date information on automation technologies. Stay ahead of the curve by reading the latest news in automation.

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

RAPID + TCT 2018 was held earlier this year, with 6,000 attendees from around the world coming together for North America’s most influential additive manufacturing event. Check out the 2018 event recap.

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing

SME is advancing manufacturing’s future with Smart Manufacturing events, webinars, podcasts and our Smart Manufacturing Magazine. Stay smart with the latest news.



Tooling U-SME has helped industry leaders like Mazak Corporation, Sandvik, and many others meet their workforce needs. Explore machining, tooling and equipment courses.

Quality, Measurement & Inspection

Quality, Measurement & Inspection

Manufacturing is changing, and so are measurement, inspection, and quality control. Stay up-to-date with SME.

Forming & Fabrication

Forming & Fabrication

SME is the industry’s leading resource on metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing. We help produce North America’s largest event for these industries, FABTECH. Learn more about it.


Why you should join SME

SME is a community of manufacturing professionals, educators, and students who create the things that make the world a better place to live, work and play. Membership in SME gives you access to workforce training and certification, mentorship programs, jobs, the industry’s top publications and events, networking opportunities, and more. Further your career and take advantage of these numerous opportunities by joining SME.


"SME was an essential part of my social and professional development as a student. I will definitely continue my membership as I transition into a professional industry."
-Elvis Bonilla, Postsecondary Student member

Latest News & Tech Trends

Manufacturing Adds 37,000 Jobs in July, Led by Transportation

Transportation boosted payrolls by 13,100 jobs last month, according to a breakdown by sector issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Motor vehicles and parts, part of the total transportation figure, added 5,900 jobs. Read More

Humans of Manufacturing: Addicted to Fabrication

Chris O’Rourke didn’t always work in metal. Wood was the material he started with as he sat in his maternal grandfather’s garage. “He would precut pieces of wood for my brother and I, and we would sit there and round the corners by hand with sandpaper." Read More

30 Under 30: Recognizing the Future Leaders of Manufacturing

SME Media has recognized 30 of the brightest young minds in manufacturing, engineering and research in its sixth-annual "30 Under 30" edition of Manufacturing Engineering magazine. Read More

Expert Opinions: Metrology, Fundamentals and the Future

The very nature of manufacturing is changing. Future factories will be highly automated, distributed geographically, yet tied to a central information net, with fewer but highly productive workers. Read More

SME Education Foundation Partners to Provide Certification in Precision Measurement for High School Career Training

The SME Education Foundation has announced a partnership with NC3, Snap-on Inc., and the L.S. Starrett Company to provide custom training in precision measurement for schools in the SME PRIME Schools network. Read More

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SME stands for Manufacturing

For nearly a century, SME has supported manufacturing and solved its challenges – advancing technology development and implementation, training the manufacturing workforce, inspiring the next generation of innovators, and promoting the importance of manufacturing to global economies, communities, and workers.