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SME Aligns With Industrial Press Inc. to Offer Additional Manufacturing References and Guides

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 13, 2004 -- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Industrial Press Inc. are collaborating in a new joint initiative to provide enhanced authoritative manufacturing and engineering references and guides. SME is one of the world's largest publishers of manufacturing technical information and industry news and produces hundreds of videos.

An early product of this new alliance, "Value Analysis Tear-Down," the next book in a long list of resources is expected to be released in December 2004. The selection of future books will be generated by SME's recently launched Technical Community Network (TCN). The network consists of seven technical communities representing key areas within the manufacturing enterprise. These include: Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing, Product & Process Design and Management, Engineering Materials Applications, Machining & Material Removal, Forming & Fabricating, Automated Manufacturing & Assembly and Manufacturing Education & Research. All back-list editions will continue to be available through SME and new titles or new editions will be announced in the near future. Interested authors are invited to contact Steven Bollinger, SME manager, books & videos, by contacting the SME Resource Center at (800) 733-4763.

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To join SME, call the SME Resource Center, or visit . SME members can now purchase products published by Industrial Press at a discount by visiting .

About Industrial Press:

Industrial Press is a leading technical and reference publisher that has been serving engineering technology, manufacturing and education for more than 120 years. Visit us at

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 engineers and executives annually. The Society has members in 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of chapters worldwide. Visit us at .