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AR And VR Usage In Manufacturing Training And Safety 367

With Smart manufacturing exploding and more resources being dedicated to this technology why are we moving so slow to implement this into our safety strategy? The numbers from the recent CGS report on Augmented Reality are extremely encouraging. (1)  In December 2020,  44 percent of operational leaders indicated that a majority of their team’s ...

Added by Dean Phillips Blog SME Connect Blog 05/11/2021
SME Announces 2021 Award Of Merit Honorees 364

SME has announced that Hwa-Soo Lee, PhD, LSME, CMfgE, and Matthew Clegg are its 2021 SME Award of Merit recipients . Lee is a professor specializing in manufacturing at Nihon University in Tokyo. Clegg is a marine equipment designer for Manson Construction Co. in Seattle. Lee was selected for his valued contributions to SME Japan Chapter 180, where he ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 04/28/2021
Reasons To Get A Business Loan 362

Saying that your business needs a loan can be met with different opinions among your peers. Many will say it's a bad idea, especially if you're a startup. Well, that's just the naysayers' opinion. In general, people feel that loans are bad for your business. However, that's not true at all.  There are many reasons you should take out a business loan to ...

Added by Tiffany Wagner Blog SME Connect Blog 03/24/2021
Special Message From WiM President Allison Grealis And Former SME CEO And Executive Director Sandra Bouckley 361

Women in Manufacturing President Allison Grealis and former SME CEO and Executive Director Sandra Bouckley recently teamed up to co-author an article celebrating Women's History Month.   March is Women’s History Month. This annual observation gives us the chance to honor the many contributions women have made to manufacturing throughout this ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 03/12/2021
SME Media Call for Nominations: 30 Under 30 359

This year, SME Media will again profile 30 young trailblazers, in its 30 Under 30. The main criteria for a nomination are: Nominees must be no older than 30 as of Dec. 31, 2021 People in the manufacturing business People doing manufacturing research People teaching manufacturing trades or manufacturing engineering Students (K-12 and above) ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 03/05/2021
Women Driving Innovation In Manufacturing 358

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day celebrate the contributions of female leaders and innovators both past and present who have had a positive impact on society and across industries. SME celebrates the achievements of women who have chosen a career in manufacturing and continues to drive our industry forward. In particular, we ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 03/01/2021
Volunteers Needed! Become An SME Champion! 356

Ever wonder how you can get more involved in SME with very little time commitment? If you say yes, we have a unique opportunity for you as an SME Champion! What's an SME Champion? An SME Champion* is an important volunteer role that's designed to help other members successfully find the solutions they need as quickly as possible through SME Connect, our ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 02/23/2021
Business Savvy, Strategic Thinkers And Results-oriented Volunteers Needed! 353

Apply today to serve on the SME Board of Directors and Member Council in 2022-23!   SME BOARD OF DIRECTORS The SME Board of Directors is elected by the entire voting membership of SME. The board is made up of leaders from industry, academia and research whose varied backgrounds represent years of experience from a wide array of manufacturing ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 01/26/2021
SME Names Bob Willig As New CEO 347

We are excited to announce that on Jan. 1, 2021, Robert Willig will assume responsibilities as SME’s next executive director and CEO. Get to know the person who will lead SME in supporting and advancing manufacturing in the years to come. →  Meet Our New CEO →  View the Press Release Please join us in welcoming Bob Willig to SME!  

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 12/08/2020
Equipment Financing: Loan Options For Manufacturing Business Owners 345

Buying equipment to keep your manufacturing business run smoothly can get very expensive. However, equipment financing can help you with that. There are a variety of options you can decide on to fund the equipment your manufacturing business needs. Benefits of Equipment Financing Equipment financing is an advantage because it can save ...

Added by Tiffany Wagner Blog SME Connect Blog 12/02/2020

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