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A Message from SME

Special Message

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Attendees navigate various booths at Eastec 2019.

On Display at Eastec 2019
Here is an overview of some of the CNC machining and other technology showcased at the biennial manufacturing trade show.

Smart MFG Experience main stage.

Using Data to Do Better in Manufacturing
Although the Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018 event in Boston may not have provided a simple, clear definition of “smart manufacturing,” it did provide a broad experience of what smart manufacturing can be like.

AMT, SME Partner for Regional, Co-Branded Trade Shows in 2017-2018
New events will feature a blend of education, applications and technology.

Tooling U-SME Introduces Evaluation Tool
A new Competency Framework resource will help employers evaluate and grow their workforces.

SME Elects New Members of the College of Fellows
Six new fellows have been recognized by the organization.

RAPID Reflects Additive Manufacturing Potential
The 2013 event boasted increased attendance.

SME Announces Strategic Changes
The organization is rebranding and unifying its various facets.

SME Issues Awards
Recipients will accept their awards in June.

SME Elects President
The nonprofit has chosen its 2013 president.

Talent Partners Receive Federal Grant
The federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge for Advanced Manufacturing will award $2.19 million during the next three years to a talent partnership.

SME, Army Work to Solve Skills Gap
The new effort aligns with the White House's goal to have 500,000 workers receive NAM-endorsed manufacturing certifications in five years.

Westec Moves Forward to Fall of 2013
The biennial manufacturing technology exposition is scheduled for October 15 through 17, 2013, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Foundation Funds School CIM Labs
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation (SME-EF) has announced the funding of $100,000 to upgrade Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) laboratories at 20 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) schools.

Grants Promote Educational Partnerships
The SME Education Foundation recently made two $25,000 grants geared toward promoting partnerships between manufacturers and educational institutions in order to help address the shortage of skilled workers.  The first grant went to the Science Center of Pinellas County, Florida, for a new Design Engineering and Manufacturing Education Program that will provide middle and high school students with the opportunity to obtain MSSC (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) Production Technician Certification.

SME Continues PLTW Funding
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation has continued to provide funding of $400,000 to 167 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) highs schools for Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) program upgrades.

Mfg4 Event to Focus on Shared Challenges, Solutions
Fans of Eastec need not be disappointed by news that the previously annual trade show won’t be returning until next year.

WESTEC Announces Keynote Speaker
WESTEC, the biennial manufacturing trade show for the Western United States, has announced that innovation expert and business leader Tom Kelley will deliver the keynote address on March 27.   Mr.

SME Elects 2012 President
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has elected LaRoux K.

SME Supports Edge Factor Show
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation has partnered with The Edge Factor, an HD series intended to change public perception of manufacturing and attract newcomers to the field.

Edge Factor-Themed Competition to Highlight Product Lifecycle
The SME Education Foundation and other producers and sponsors of “The Edge Factor” HD series have introduced “Reality Redesigned,” which it bills as “an international student design contest series with a reality show twist.” As much as $40,000 in prizes will be presented live at the SME’s Rapid Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in April.   Presented by the Edge Factor team in collaboration with PinkBike (, the inaugural Reality Redesigned contest features a mountain biking theme.

WESTEC 2012 to Offer New Features
WESTEC organizers say the manufacturing trade show will have a new look, new content and a renewed commitment to area industry when it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 27-29.   Produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the 2012 edition of the event will offer a number of new features.

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