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SME promotes advanced manufacturing technology and develops a skilled workforce. Our purpose is to advance manufacturing and attract future generations. Working closely with manufacturing professionals, companies, educators, schools and communities, we share knowledge and resources that generate solutions to manufacturing industry challenges. We address crucial A&D industry topics, with dynamic events like AeroDef Manufacturing, strategic alliances and publications like the Aerospace & Defense Yearbook, published by Advanced Manufacturing Media. SME holds the Body of Knowledge for Manufacturing Engineering through its Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) program and is working with a coalition of industry groups to improve producibility and affordability by applying Manufacturing Engineering expertise pre-Milestone B. SME members are technical experts spanning all manufacturing industries including aerospace and defense.