What is an Advanced Manufacturing Career?

Virtually all products you can think of that make your life easier, better, safer, and longer–from cell phones to ceiling fans, smoke detectors to quit–smoking patches–come from an advanced manufacturing process.


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75 MILLION
in United States
Baby boomers ready to retire
 MANUFACTURING
in United States
contributes more than 60 percent of U.S. exports
 

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers - Education Foundation
Dearborn, MI

The SME Education Foundation is committed to giving the next generation the proficiency they need to be successful in a world of unprecedented technological change and global competition.

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Robotics Engineer

Technology: Product and Process Design, Equipment and Machinery, Automated Manufacturing & Assembly

Robotics engineers design robots, maintain them, develop new applications for them, and conduct research to expand the potential of robotics. This is a rapidly developing field, with advances in computing constantly opening up new possibilities for robotics applications. (Image from Lake Superior State University's website, Robotics & Automation Lab).

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