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

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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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Industrial Engineer

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

Industrial Engineers figure out how to do things better. They engineer processes and systems that improve quality and productivity. They work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy, and other commodities. This is why many industrial engineers end up being promoted into management positions. Many people are misled by the term industrial engineer. It's not just about manufacturing. It also covers service industries, with many IEs employed in entertainment industries, shipping and logistics businesses, and health care organizations. (Image source from http://www.rediff.com/ Sports Dual Time Watch product)

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