An SME Membership offers you connections to industry peers; trusted knowledge and resources on manufacturing technology and trends; solutions to your most pressing issues; and career-enhancing leadership opportunities. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out, an SME Membership will help you succeed at any level.


Professional Individual Membership

SME's professional members ranging from manufacturing engineers, practitioners, educators and researchers are involved in all aspects and levels of manufacturing. Your expertise sets you apart from others in manufacturing.


This membership level is available to:


  • An individual who has an SME Certification.
  • A registered professional engineer.
  • A graduate with an associate or bachelor’s degree in science or engineering from an accredited school.
  • A person with a minimum of four years of experience in activities contributing to the realization of manufactured products or to the support of such enterprises in industry, government or education.
  • A professional in a manufacturing enterprise or one serving manufacturing.


One-Year Membership: $99 (regularly priced at $138)



SME offers a discounted rate for retirees and unemployed individuals. SME members who achieve Life (LSME), Honorary (HSME) and Fellow (FSME) status receive dues-free membership. Please contact for additional information.


Use Promo Code: MEMSMX22

Offer valid for only Professional Individual Membership until July 31, 2022

More SME Membership Benefits  


National Events


See new and emerging technologies in action on the exhibit floor. Attend SME's regional and national events highlighting industry best practices. 




Local SME Chapters help build a member network in your own backyard. Meet potential customers, partners, employers and gain leadership opportunities. Chapter membership is automatic when you join.




Demonstrate your manufacturing knowledge by earning one or more of our industry-recognized certifications. SME Members receive special pricing on certification study materials and examinations.


Jobs Connection


SME's comprehensive job board offers thousands of worldwide manufacturing-related jobs and internships as well as career guidance and coaching, resume review, interview prep and customized job alerts. Only SME Members have unlimited access and preferential ranking.


SME Connect


Join SME’s members-only online networking and collaboration site to share information, offer solutions and gain industry insights. Take the first step by connecting with peers from around the world who are or will be making an impact on manufacturing.


Knowledge & Resource Center


SME's Knowledge & Resource Center provides technical information and knowledge on a vast array of manufacturing processes and other engineering-related subjects. Offered exclusively, and at no additional cost to members, this high-quality research service through our e-librarian can help you gain valuable information and save time.