SME is an organization for individuals, students, educators and companies involved in all facets of manufacturing.
VISION: Enhance progress, prosperity and strong communities through manufacturing.
MISSION: Inspire, prepare and support our stakeholders in the advancement of manufacturing.
PURPOSE: Advance manufacturing and attract future generations.
SME is dedicated to advancing and educating the manufacturing industry!
Founded in 1932 with 33 members, SME was originally named the Society of Tool Engineers. A year later, it was renamed the American Society of Tool Engineers (ASTE). From 1960-69 it was known as the American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers (ASTME). It became the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in 1970. In 2013, the use of its full legal name, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, was discontinued and the organization became known as SME.
SME focuses its efforts on several areas of manufacturing: aerospace and defense, energy, medical and motorized vehicles.
Making the Future. Together.