Lightweight Materials

The Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) program is initiating a new phase for its Fast Forge program, which solicits new ideas for lightweight materials projects and puts together teams to develop and commercialize those new technologies more speedily than LIFT’s larger objectives.

LIFT is public-private partnership focused on developing...

WKBN
Additive Manufacturing, Education, Workforce

Youngstown East is one of only three high schools in the country selected to be part of a pilot program to teach students advanced manufacturing -- because manufacturing no longer means large buildings with assembly lines. Advanced manufacturing means learning about robots and 3D printing.

CEO Krish Mohip and teacher Jim Alexi explained the...

Industry Week
IIOT, Innovation, Lightweight Materials, Manufacturing

Lightweighting isn’t new to the auto industry, but it’s finally mature enough to make a significant impact on manufacturers, drivers and the whole planet.

Even if you’re not a car aficionado, you can see why the Chevy Corvette C2—aka the Stingray—is re­vered among the pantheon of American automo­tive manufacturing. Sleek. Classy. And fast. Really,...

Media Planet
Education, Manufacturing, Workforce

An advanced manufacturing workforce requires a higher level of preparation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Over the next decade millions of jobs are expected to open in manufacturing, with the majority of them projected to go unfilled. To achieve sustained economic growth, we must start educating tomorrow’s manufacturing...