November 9, 2016 - Tour of Caterpillar in Alpharetta
tour Caterpillar's Intelligent Switchgear facility in Alpharetta, GA,
on November 9th! This division of Caterpillar focuses on Electric Power
Generation, specifically switchgear and paralleling controls.
May 11, 2016 - Tour of MESH Engineering
Engineering was founded in 1999 as an engineering services company.
Their main focus then and still is today – to develop core competencies
in the design, build and service of industrial processes and equipment.
MESH specializes in designing and building custom manufacturing
equipment, and also offers many specialty solutions that you can’t be
found at other firms, including 3D vision solutions. Their primary areas
of expertise include:
- Factory Automation, including Flexible Automation, System Integration, Robotic Solutions and Machine Control
- Test and Inspection Systems, including Vision Solutions, Leak and Mass Flow Testing Machines and Specialty Testing Processes
- Advanced Engineering, including Software Design, Process Design, and FEA/CFD/Simulations
- Factory Service and Support, including a Dedicated Service Department, Build to Print Capability, and Reverse Engineering
April 26th and 27th - Lasers for Manufacturing Event
for Manufacturing Event® (LME®) is the place to see the latest in laser
technology, network with the industry's elite and find solutions to
current and future manufacturing needs. Our mission is to provide a one
stop event for companies interested in integrating laser technology into
We bring you VALUE in the following ways:
- Visit our show floor theater for keynote presentations on trending topics in the laser industry.
our expanded free educational sessions to help you understand why laser
technology is the future of manufacturing and where and how it is
what you have learned and connect right here at LME with the suppliers
who can help you to benefit from using lasers in your manufacturing.
Laser Institute of America has made a special offer to SME members to
attend this event at NO cost! This is a great opportunity to attend this
expo and learn about the latest in lasers!
February 10, 2016 - Tour of Hussmann Corporation
Mark your calendar for SME's tour of Hussmann Coporation in Suwanee, GA in early February! Hussmann
is recognized throughout the world as a leader in manufacturing,
selling, installing, and servicing display equipment and refrigeration
systems for customers in the retail food industry. It also provides a
variety of services to help food retailers become more efficient and
effective. Hussmann serves several key markets, including supermarkets,
mass merchants, convenience stores, drug stores, dollar and discount
stores, and foodservice operations.
February 20, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:00pm - Support K-12 STEM Education - Volunteer at the ASCE Tooth Pick Bridge Building Event!
a society that is interested in manufacturing, we all know the
importance of STEM education in our K-12 system. Each year the Atlanta
Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers hosts the Atlanta
Toothpick Bridge Building event at Fernbank, in partnership with SME and
SEA. The goal is to design and build a bridge-type structure in one of
two categories: Toothpick Category and Open-Materials Category. After
entrants have designed and built their bridges, the event provides a
convenient, fun-filled place to test them and see how well they work.
The primary group of entrants is students in middle school, however, the
event is open to all (younger and older kids, as well as parents!).
is seeking 14 volunteers to help with the registration, check-in,
testing, and certificates. Volunteers will need to arrive by 12:00 for
If you would like to volunteer, contact Larry Prescott at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-558-9627.
Click here for additional details about the event!
January 18, 2016 - SME 2016 Kickoff Social at Monday Night Brewery!
Come join SME Atlanta for our 2016 kickoff event! It's
time to gear up for the new year and all of the exciting events that we
have coming up! What better way to hear about all of our 2016 events
than networking on a Monday night at Monday Night Brewing?!
December 3, 2015 - Joint Industry Christmas Party hosted by Twin Engines:
us for the 4th annual manufacturing industry Christmas party benefiting
the US Marines and Toys for Tots. Catering provided by Kevin Rathbun
Steak, live music from the Atlanta Jazz Trio, and GREAT networking!
November 18th - 2015 Georgia Manufacturing Summit hosted by GMA:
2015 Georgia Manufacturing Summit is expected to attract over 300
attendees during its inaugural event. Manufacturing professionals from a
wide variety of industries will be represented. SME Atlanta will have a
booth at the event so please stop in and see us!
October 7, 2015 - Tour of Chart Industries Facility in Ball Ground, GA
Atlanta is excited to announce its upcoming tour of the Chart
Industries facility in Ballground, GA. Chart is a recognized global
brand for the design and manufacture of highly engineered cryogenic
equipment used from the beginning to the end in the liquid gas supply
chain. Its products are critical components in the separation of oxygen,
nitrogen and noble gases from air and in the processing and
liquefaction of natural gas. Chart's distribution and storage products
and engineered systems are fundamental to the delivery and end-use of
liquid gases across a multitude of applications in industry and for
the life sciences sector Chart’s MVE brand is the benchmark for
biological storage systems, used for the cryogenic preservation of human
and animal tissues. Chiefly through the CAIRE brand, Chart is the
leading provider of respiratory products for the home healthcare market.
are a limited number of spots on this tour so please plan to register
as soon as possible if you would like to join us. Spaces will be filled
on a first-come, first-serve basis. A waitlist will be started if the
tour becomes overfilled.
July 22, 2015 - Tour of CAT Production Facility in Athens, GA
Atlanta is excited to announce its upcoming tour of the Caterpillar
production facility in Athens, GA. With 2011 sales and revenues of $60.1
billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of
construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines,
industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.
facility is quickly becoming Caterpillar's global source for small
track-type tractors and will also provide mini hydraulic excavators for
customers in North and South America and Europe. The first
fully-assembled mini hydraulic excavators rolled off the line shortly
after the plant opened in 2013, with plans to add additional models
throughout 2014 and small track-type tractors in early 2015. The
facility is part of Caterpillar's Building Construction Products
Division, which is based in Cary, N.C.
June 16, 2015 - SME June Open House at 3D Printing Tech
is proud to host our June open house with the owners of 3D PrintingTech
as they showcase their 3D printing capabilities at their store front in
Atlanta! "At 3D Printing Tech, we provide products and services related
to the 3D Printing Industry for Engineers, Architects, Designers,
Inventors, Educators, Product Designers, Artists, Advertisers and more.
We represent 3D printer technologies from most major manufacturers and
have opened the first retail location focused solely on 3D Printing
Atlanta, Georgia for the general public and for local manufacturers to
be able to obtain Prototype Models and CAD Design Services."
May 21, 2015 - Tour of Coca-Cola Freestyle Plant
SME Atlanta on Thursday, May 21st, at 9:30am, for a tour of the
Coca-Cola Syrup Facility in Atlanta. Space is very limted for the tour,
so if you would like to attend, please plan to register as soon as
March 23, 2015 - Tech Talk Luncheon: Exploring New Models
in Medical Device Development
Join SME and the
Georgia Tech Manifacturing Institute as we explore the new technology
behind emerging medical devices, presented by Michael Fisher. Michael
Fisher is the Director of Product Development at the Global Center for
Medical Innovation (GCMI). He has 18 years of medical product
development experience and held R&D positions with CR Bard and
Johnson & Johnson's DePuy franchises. Mike owned and operated his
own start-up, served on faculty at the Orthopaedic Research Group at
University of Virginia, and has established International manufacturing
facilities in China and Malaysia. He has significant experience in
urology, orthopedics, plastic & reconstructive surgery, and
stem-cell/tissue engineering. He earned BS and MS degrees in Engineering
Mechanics from Virginia Tech.
- 11:30am-12pm , Networking and lunch pick up in auditorium
- 12pm-1pm, Michael Fisher : "New Models in Medical Device Development"
February 26, 2015 - SME February Social at Monday Night Brewery in Atlanta, GA
had a great time at SME's February kickoff social at Monday Night
Brewery. Thanks to all of you who came out to join us and enjoy some
awesome beer. We look forward to seeing all of you at the March Tech
Talk Luncheon at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute.