Lightweight Materials, Workforce

LIFT, the Detroit-based Department of Defense national manufacturing innovation institute, today announced plans to begin technology and talent development operations in Puerto Rico in support of the Island’s manufacturing base and workforce.

The institute, a nonprofit public-private partnership between industry, academia, and government, is...

Manufacturing, Materials

LIFT, the Detroit-based Department of Defense manufacturing innovation institute, today announced four new projects with its LIFT Ecosystem Accelerator Program (LEAP). The projects were generated by a project call earlier this year and are designed to advance new advanced manufacturing processes and techniques connecting materials science...

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COVID-19, Lightweight Materials

An advanced manufacturing program is being offered to small businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

Lift Detroit is offering certification to 250 manufacturing workers in CNC machine operations, industrial technology maintenance, welding and robotics.

The program is known as “Operation Next” and is free through funding from the CARES Act.


COVID-19, Lightweight Materials

LIFT opened its Operation Next advanced manufacturing certification program to employees of Detroit-area small and medium-sized manufacturers to help them recover from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Available to industry for the first time, the new Operation Next civilian program, funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and...

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Industry is among the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the U.S., producing an estimated 24 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EPA. While great progress has been made – greenhouse gas emissions from industry, including electricity generation, have declined by 22 percent since 1990 – in many cases, alternative production...