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Original Press Release

SME Offers Free Download of 2008 Publications Catalog

Press release date: Mar 04, 2008

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 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 ( 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.