SME is an organization for individuals, students, educators and companies involved in all facets of manufacturing. Founded in 1932, it 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.
Our vision: Enhance progress, prosperity and strong communities through manufacturing.
Our mission: Inspire, prepare and support our stakeholders in the advancement of manufacturing.
Our purpose: Advance manufacturing and attract future generations.
Advanced Manufacturing Media
SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media group is a leading 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 its trusted Manufacturing Engineering magazine, iTunes App, annual yearbooks, e-newsletters, technical papers and other products. Coverage is focused on manufacturing for the world's most critical industries: aerospace and defense, motorized vehicles, medical and energy. More Info
Through its events, SME brings the best prospects for your business to you. You don’t have to be a big business to find big solutions. An SME event gives attendees from all walks of manufacturing an experience they never forget and often repeat: revolutionary technologies, business-changing innovations and your next competitive advantage all on display in a hands-on, flexible, learning environment.
SME members are manufacturing professionals, researchers, educators and students who are looking to connect with peers, gain knowledge related to manufacturing technology and trends, solve problems and participate in leadership opportunities. SME offers its members all of these benefits and more through virtual Technical Communities and webinars, in-person activities such as local chapter meetings, leadership training, conferences and trade shows, as well as student-focused programs and content that showcase the career opportunities and technology within manufacturing. SME is the go-to place for anyone wanting to network with subject-matter experts from all areas of the industry.
SME Education Foundation
Since 1998, the SME Education Foundation has invested more than $8 million in youth programs, helping over 60,000 students explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Through its partnerships with corporations, foundations, organizations and individual donors, the Foundation also provides scholarships, grants and awards totaling more than $25 million.
Training & Development
Tooling U-SME delivers versatile learning and development solutions to the manufacturing workforce. Companies select it to educate their workforce, increase productivity and product quality. Education institutions turn to Tooling U-SME to augment their learning plans, providing their instructors with more time for hands-on instruction. Individuals turn to it to gain new skills and advance their careers.