Original Press Release
SME's "Greatest Video Hits" Go Viral
Press release date: April 15, 2008
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Uploads Dozens of Videos to YouTube
DEARBORN, MI, April 15, 2008 - Next time you're looking up a popular YouTube® clip, take the time to explore the "greatest video hits" from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). More than 60 short and informative SME videos have been uploaded to this immensely popular viral site and have already generated a buzz with more than 200,000 hits.
"I like to think of YouTube as video for the people and by the people. So whether you are an engineering student or a practicing engineer, it's a very accessible, user-friendly and viral way to discover manufacturing trends and processes," explained Mark Tomlinson, SME executive director and general manager. "The videos give brief, easy-to-understand snippets of manufacturing's most in-demand or "need to know" processes."
"We are really excited about the thousands of hits our videos already have generated," added David Rembiesa, associate video producer at SME who headed up the project. "Our forging video alone has registered 18,000 hits. YouTube is a fantastic way to showcase SME's many offerings as well as to connect with the online engineering community and young people who may consider a career in engineering."
Other SME videos available for viewing on YouTube include: "Lean Manufacturing in a Small Shop" "Nanomanufacturing (Productive Nano Systems)" "Liquid Molding" "Affordable Automation for Small & Medium Facilities" "Composite Materials" "Mapping Your Value Stream"
In all, there are 62 videos to choose from and will soon include one on current manufacturing uses of Radio Frequency Identification. New selections are being added monthly.
To view SME's videos on YouTube: Go to http://youtube.com/user/e1m1s or type in "SME" in the search button.
About SME: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing practitioners and executives annually. The Society has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of technical communities and chapters worldwide.