SME Offers Free Download of 2008 Publications Catalog


A Showcase of Hundreds of Manufacturing References

DEARBORN, Mich., March 4, 2008 - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers
(SME) announced today the availability of its new downloadable 2008 SME
Publications Catalog. Manufacturing engineers and other practitioners
can
now have immediate access to this comprehensive catalog, which features
more than 370 books, DVDs, study packages and CD-ROM products for
purchase.

"Thousands of manufacturing engineers, designers, managers,
practitioners,
certification candidates, and lean champions rely on SME as their number
one
source for advancing manufacturing knowledge," said SME Executive
Director
and General Manager Mark C. Tomlinson. "The new and free-to-access 2008
SME Publications Catalog continues to serve the information and training
needs of this audience at various career stages."

Some highlights of the Catalog's 20 new products include DVDs on
manufacturing's hot topics such as What Lean Means, Incorporating Lean
from the Factory to Front Office, Medical Applications of Rapid
Prototyping,
Minimum Quantity Lubrication and Advanced Robotic Welding; the
Fundamentals of Tool Design Video Series; and books such as Walking the
Talk: Moving into Leadership by Michael Termini, Fundamentals of
Composites
Manufacturing: Materials, Methods, and Applications, 2nd Edition by A.
Brent
Strong, as well as the newly-released, Story of a Lean Journey by James
K.
Lewis.

"We owe our depth of reference materials and resources to our member and
industry experts who collectively monitor manufacturing trends to
provide the
most up-to-date information. I encourage members to use this catalog as
a
reliable and user-friendly resource for SME's online store and leverage
SME
membership when purchasing these in-demand products," added Tomlinson.

To view or download the 2008 SME Publications Catalog, please visit
www.sme.org/store. Or to request a hardcopy, please call 800-733-4763
(outside the U.S. & Canada, call 313-425-4500). Requests also may be
sent
directly to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, P.O. Box 6028,
Dearborn,
MI 48121, or via fax at 313-425-3401.

About SME:

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (www.sme.org) 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.

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