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  • (WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 17, 2017) – Smart Manufacturing is being described as the next Industrial Revolution. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Smart Manufacturing can be defined as fully-integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real time to meet changing demands and conditions in the factory, in the supply network, and in customer needs. To help fast-track the adoption of Smart Manufacturing technologies, SME and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, have partnered to create a new kind of event - the Smart Manufacturing Experience, taking place April 30 through May 2, 2018 at the Boston Convention Center. More
  • (EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, May 15, 2017) — For the past 30 years, the Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS) has been the event where industry’s manufacturing professionals come to meet, share, learn and purchase the very latest products, services and solutions. Produced by SME, the biennial event is set to take place at The Edmonton Expo Centre from June 6 - 8. More
  • (PITTSBURGH, May 10, 2017) The SME Education Foundation received a $300,000 grant from Arconic Foundation, the independently endowed philanthropic arm of Arconic Inc., to expand its PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) initiative. The SME Education Foundation established PRIME in 2011 to build a collaborative network of students, educators and industry professionals to inspire and prepare students for careers in manufacturing. As part of a growing partnership between the organizations, the investment will help expand two high school manufacturing education programs in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Students will gain practical experience and skills using state-of-the-art technology and equipment. More

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