Education, Lightweight Materials, Manufacturing, Workforce

College & University Faculty Team Concludes Series of Recommendations Addressing Competencies and Workforce Strategies for New Lightweighting Technologies

Higher education and industry need to work together to adapt current curricula to reflect the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in work environments deploying new lightweighting...

Innovation, Lightweight Materials, Materials

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA institute, announced today it successfully aided Lifeline Firehose with the production of a state-of-the-art technology that makes it possible for a firehose to deliver both breathable air and water/foam simultaneously. The technology is being launched initially on a Grand Ledge Area Fire...

Lightweight Materials

Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) has shipped North America’s first linear friction welder capable of full sized part development to the LIFT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow - in Detroit where it will contribute to cutting edge lightweighting research in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

First linear friction welder capable of full...

External News

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...