An organization for individuals, students, educators and companies involved in manufacturing. Through its events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, it shares knowledge to advance manufacturing. Focus is aerospace and defense, energy, medical and motorized vehicles.

One SME Drive
Dearborn, MI 48128 US


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Composites industry leaders recognized at SME's AeroDef 2019
SME recently recognized Douglas D. Decker, technical fellow, Northrop Grumman and two prominent composites manufacturing companies with the 2019 Composites Manufacturing Awards.

Highlights from AeroDef 2018 aerospace defense manufacturing conference

Composites at AeroDef 2018
Highlights from the Aerospace Defense Manufacturing Conference – AeroDef 2018 include new technologies for tooling, drilling/machining and inspection of advanced composites.

Product Categories of SME

Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Education/Training