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SME Member’s Day at Fabtech

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you’re attending FABTECH, please join us for a day of
networking, learning and engagement opportunities.

Manufacturing Spotlight: Crafts Technology w/ Joe Abbate & Rakesh Patel

Manufacturing Spotlight: Focusing on companies, engineers, and subjects that will make you better!

Join us as we tour Crafts Technology a producing of precision components from Tungsten Carbide & Diamond. We will meet up with two Engineers Joe Abbate & Rakesh Patel as they discuss their career and demonstrate how Visual Management has been made a part of their culture at Crafts.

Event: Democratizing Advanced Manufacturing – Ensuring Prosperity and Security

Date: June 1st, 2021
Time: 1pm Central 
Presenter: Dr. Thomas Kurfess of Oak Ridge National Labs

This talk presents some of the technical concepts and business models that will enable new technologies and capabilities in the manufacturing sector to be rapidly deployed throughout the U.S. industrial base.

Insight will be presented into next generation resilient production operations and business models that favor local and point of assembly manufacturing.

Get into Manufacturing!

Manufacturing is an exciting, important industry unlike any other. Our days are filled with problem solving and satisfaction from a job well done … Check it Out!

SME CEO Sat Down with SME Chicagoland; checkout the recording!

CEO Bob Willig sat down with SME Chicagoland to get to know one another and share ideas about how to improve the SME membership experience, how to attract and retain new members (especially early career professionals and students), and the role both corporate and members can play in advancing SME.

Check out the recording!

Meet SME CEO Bob Willig

As of Jan. 1, 2021, Robert “Bob” Willig will assume responsibilities as SME’s next executive director and CEO.

Attend this virtual meeting to get to know the person who will lead SME in supporting and advancing manufacturing in the years to come.

Crafts Technology – Virtual Tour

Tour of Crafts Technology.

Crafts Technology delivers the most advanced systems & tooling that enhance the utilization & performance of industrial equipment.

Date: Thursday February 25th, 2021
Time: 8:30am – 10:00am Central
Location: Virtual

Virtual Leadership Training: Communication

Date: March 3 – May 12
Time: 7pm ET / 6pm CT

Course Outline
Over six weeks, these 15 committed candidates will work with Toastmasters’ Speechcraft instructors to develop the talent hidden in each of us: the skills of communication.

Your Local Chicagoland Manufacturing Engineer Resource





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