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
now have immediate access to this comprehensive catalog, which features
more than 370 books, DVDs, study packages and CD-ROM products for

"Thousands of manufacturing engineers, designers, managers,
certification candidates, and lean champions rely on SME as their number
source for advancing manufacturing knowledge," said SME Executive
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
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
Manufacturing: Materials, Methods, and Applications, 2nd Edition by A.
Strong, as well as the newly-released, Story of a Lean Journey by James

"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
reliable and user-friendly resource for SME's online store and leverage
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
directly to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, P.O. Box 6028,
MI 48121, or via fax at 313-425-3401.

About SME:

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers ( is the world's
professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its
programs, publications, expositions and professional development
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
members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of
hundreds of technical communities and chapters worldwide.


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