COVID-19, Lightweight Materials

LIFT, the Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute, announced today that it is distributing kits to local students to keep them learning and engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities as schools remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The kits, made available with the support of the United Way for...


LIFT and IACMI – The Composites Institute, two national manufacturing innovation institutes part of Manufacturing USA, today donated their supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) to nearby Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center in support of the fight against coronavirus.

Together, the institutes donated:

300 safety glasses...
COVID-19, Manufacturing

As the current health crisis continues to unfold, and supplies for the healthcare system are in short supply with too much reliance on overseas manufacturing, the national manufacturing innovation institutes and their ecosystems are needed more than ever.

Recently, two of the institutes were able to put their networks and ecosystems to work in...

External News

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,”...

Industrial Equipment News
Lightweight Materials

Although it may not be obvious, there’s a close link between manufacturing technology and innovation. Elon Musk often talks of the “machines that build the machines” as being the real enabler in both his space and automotive businesses.

Using less-expensive, more scalable processes allows Space X to launch missions on budgets and with speed that...

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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...