SME Membership Benefits

Meet – Networking

Connect with people that can help you discover business solutions, diversification or even a new career.

  • Eight Technical Communities and more than 50 Tech Groups – Connect virtually anytime, anywhere with technical experts to share and gain knowledge.
  • Local Chapter Events – Build your local connections and networks with members in your own backyard. Meet potential customers, partners and employers.
  • Attend SME Events – Make the right business connections by attending our industry-leading conferences, exhibitions and seminars.
  • Lean Registry & SME Forums – Your online manufacturing connection. Blog, chat, ask and answer questions. All at your fingertips.
  • MySME web page – Gain members-only information and view information specific to your membership.

Know – Access to Knowledge

Stay competitive and know the latest trends, innovations and solutions.

  • Monthly Webinars – Industry experts share knowledge on a variety of technical topics.
  • SME Daily Executive Briefing – Receive manufacturing e-news compiled and customized for members.
  • Access to more than 17,000 Technical Papers – Download the most recent intelligence in seconds.
  • Ask the SME Librarian – A customized research service for information on technical standards, hard-to-find articles and more.
  • Manufacturing Engineering (ME) Magazine, Lean Manufacturing, medical Device Manufacturing and Aerospace and Defense Annual Yearbooks – Receive information from the authoritative voices in manufacturing, complimentary with membership.

Grow – Professional Development

Grow with education programs designed to help you further your career.

  • SME Certification – Stand out from the crowd by validating you manufacturing knowledge. Earn your Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfGT) or Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) certification.
  • Lean Certification – Demonstrate that you have the Lean Knowledge and experience desired by industry today.
  • Online Jobs Connection – Receive priority listing in our database and search hundreds of top manufacturing positions.
  • Give Back – Support our future generations by becoming a volunteer leader for a Local Chapter, presenting at an SME Conference, writing a Technical Paper, promoting manufacturing education, or donating to our SME Education Foundation.
  • Leadership Skills – Hone your leadership skills in a safe environment with other members.


Follow this link to become a member of the Iowa State University Chapter (S132)