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Member Benefits

Unlock the gateway to success with an SME Membership tailored for professionals of all levels - from seasoned experts to aspiring talents and even students charting their path.

Dive into a vibrant community where you can seamlessly connect with 15,000+ like-minded peers, delve deep into the latest manufacturing technologies and trends, troubleshoot challenges with ease, and seize leadership opportunities that propel your career forward. An SME membership provides all these benefits and more.

SME members can connect with peers, gain knowledge related to manufacturing technology and trends, solve problems and participate in leadership opportunities. An SME membership provides all these benefits and more.


Membership Concierge

Membership serves as a gateway to all SME platforms. Enjoy personalized service from our concierge team to navigate resources, benefits, speaking opportunities, and more.


Engagement Activities

Take advantage of upcoming, free, and timely engagement activities to maximize your membership throughout the year. Members enjoy unlimited access to recordings of programs


Chapter Network

Local SME chapters help build a member network in your own backyard, meet potential customers, partners and employers, and gain leadership opportunities.

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SME Media Publications

Members are automatically subscribed to SME’s Media’s two publications and can receive discounts on subscription lists


Career Resource Center

Search for a job, post a position you’re hiring for, have a free review of your resume, and more. Members see new job postings two days before non-members


Member Newsletters

Through our four exclusive newsletters, we keep our members up to date on the latest developments in manufacturing and SME.


Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities

From joining a committee to speaking at an event or conference, there's an opportunity for anyone.


Member Discounts

An SME Membership means money back in your pocket.


Members-Only Online Community

SME’s member-exclusive virtual networking platform where you can pose a question to industry peers across the globe.


Bright Minds Student Mentorship

The Bright Minds Student Mentorship program guides scholarship recipients through college and student life toward a manufacturing career, pairing them with eligible SME Members as mentors.


Research Support

Access to personalized research support for your organization utilizing top-tier manufacturing industry databases and subscriptions valued at $22,000 USD.


Peer-Reviewed Journals

SME members have FREE access to the Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Manufacturing Processes and Manufacturing Letters and other selected features on ScienceDirect ($4,000 USD value).



Listen to Advanced Manufacturing Now, SME’s exclusive podcast about all things manufacturing.



Join member activities at SME Events and smaller affairs, there's sure to be something that fits your schedule and interest on the event calendar.


Industry-Recognized Certifications

SME's certification programs, led by industry professionals, validate knowledge, boost careers, and offer up to 50% savings for members.

Reinforce the Value of Your Network

An SME membership gives you endless options. Share common thoughts and goals. Network organically. Be part of a powerful group of people.