SME is an organization for professionals, students, educators, and companies involved in all facets of manufacturing. Founded in 1932, it is dedicated to advancing and educating the manufacturing industry — through events, media, membership, training and development, and an education foundation. We are especially focused on serving manufacturers who make critical precision parts for the aerospace, defense, motorized vehicle, medical and energy sectors.
→ 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.