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As an SME member benefit, the SME Knowledge & Resource Center provides technical information and knowledge on a vast array of manufacturing processes and other engineering-related subjects, including access to CIRP papers. We use national subscription-based and government databases  (such as ProQuest, EBSCO and LexisNexis), as well as information from 20,000 global news sources, to assist our members with their most pressing research needs and queries. It's also a great resource for high school or college students who need help with their research projects.

Submit your query today to our Knowledge & Resource Specialist. To discuss your query with our Knowledge & Resource Specialist, click the DISCUSSIONS button above or, if your question is confidential, please email If you need immediate assistance, please call 800.733.4763, Ext. 3288.

"Your services are one of the key values I derive from being an SME member." — Ken Ballinger, Ceramics Process Engineer, Heath Ceramics, SME Member Since 2015

"In my view, Carol is a jewel in SME's crown. As a technical researcher and facilitator for many SME members, she is peerless. The assistance she has given me in some research projects has been outstanding. She is knowledgeable and the soul of diligence and thoroughness. THANK YOU — CAROL"  — Dave Davidson, Deburring/Finishing Technologist, SME Member Since 2004

"This benefit isn’t just for college members! In fact, I use it all the time for my job (it’s one of my favorite benefits). All you need to do is send an email (post a question) for information, and abstracts for high-quality articles are sent back to you, which will save you time and frustration searching on your own." — Cary J. Rosenberg, CMfgE, Watts Water Technologies Inc., SME Member Since 1993

"Thank you very much. I found these articles really interesting and will definitely help with my research." — Ryan Miller, College Student, SME Member Since 2018

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