Lightweight Materials

Today, LIFT was named by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the “Cool Places To Work In Michigan” for 2020.

The Cool Places to Work in Michigan is a survey and awards program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the area’s best employers and providing organizations with valuable employee feedback.

LIFT is particularly proud of this award...

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $3.4 million in grants to support high-impact projects for COVID-19 pandemic response, with funding authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed by President Donald Trump in March 2020.

The funding goes to four...

COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing, Lightweight Materials, Workforce

MxD announced today that it will join a new national project led by The Century Foundation (TCF), the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA), and seven other urban workforce development organizations concentrated in the Midwest. The groups, selected through a competitive process and funded by Lumina Foundation, will strategize solutions to the U.S...

External News

Industry Week

In response to COVID-19, LIFT will provide training in CNC machine operations, industrial technology maintenance, welding, and robotics for separating military personnel.

The manufacturing sector is getting some assistance in helping to reskill/upskill workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On July 8 the Next program of the Lightweight...

Lightweight Materials

LIFT, the Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute focused on manufacturing materials, processes, and systems, has extended its partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research.

“As Michigan grows its defense footprint, it is critical that our state remains at the forefront of manufacturing innovation,”...

Our Network @ Work

LIFT Learning Lab
Education, Lightweight Materials, Workforce

LIFT recently partnered with Atlantic Impact to provide groups of Detroit high school students the opportunity to tour the LIFT Learning Lab and get a first-hand look at the world of advanced manufacturing.

Students from Western International High School, Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, and Detroit Collegiate...