American Society of Tool Engineers is founded by 33 tool engineers in Detroit on March 31, 1932. The organization changed it’s name to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers on September 4, 1969. The organization goes by SME since 2013 dropping the “Society of Manufacturing Engineers” tagline. SME states that they are the intersection of manufacturing technology and workforce development. Connecting people who are passionate about manufacturing and inspiring future generations. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skills needed for the industry.