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Lightweight Materials, STEM, Workforce

LIFT—Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a national manufacturing innovation institute operated by the American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute (ALMMII), today announced that Marianne Donoghue will join the Detroit-based staff as Manager of LIFT’s new Learning Lab, slated to launch this summer.

Donoghue brings over 15 years of...

Lightweight Materials, Materials

LIFT—Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA institute operated by the American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute (ALMMII), today announced a new phase of its “Fast Forge” program, providing opportunities for companies to submit project ideas for funding.

Launching Monday, April 1, the “Fast Forge” program at LIFT is...

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Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
Lightweight Materials, Smart Manufacturing

The first linear friction welder capable of full-sized part development in North America is now operational and ready for project work at Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), a national manufacturing innovation facility operated by the American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute, in Detroit, Michigan.

The friction welder, built and...

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...

Our Network @ Work

Students in Idaho working with LIFT
Education, Lightweight Materials, Workforce

Preparing students to fill the demand for advanced manufacturing specialists, LIFT’s MakerMinded program provides schools with learning and competition experiences to excite students about 21st century manufacturing careers.

The Need

As manufacturing technology advances, the industry is facing an employment crisis. Current manufacturing employees...