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Lightweight Materials, Workforce

LIFT – Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a Detroit based, Department of Defense-funded applied research and development institute operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) and a member of Manufacturing USA, today announced it has hit its goal of providing education and training to 101 separating...

Education, Lightweight Materials, Workforce

LIFT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute operated by the American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute (ALMMII), today announced that it has received a $200,000 grant from The Skillman Foundation to help Detroit area youth strengthen their academic and employability skills and...

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...

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Smithsonian.com
Energy, Fabrics, Flexbile Hybrid Electronics, Lightweight Materials, Photonics

What happens when you combine the strength of the American worker with investment in cutting-edge science and technology? Innovations capable of changing the world.

Manufacturing USA®, a network of 14 manufacturing institutes across the United States, does just that. Each of its public-private partnerships enables precompetitive collaboration...

Industry Week
Lightweight Materials, Workforce

The increasing pace of change in technology-driven manufacturing calls for more immersive educational models.

For decades, our nation has invested billions of dollars in programs and initiatives to address the disconnection between workforce demand and supply.

However, the advanced manufacturing skills gap still exists. So that leaves the question:...

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MFG USA 2019 at LIFT
Composites, Lightweight Materials, Manufacturing

LIFT, joining with IACMI – The Composites Institute, hosted a Manufacturing Day 2019 celebration at its Detroit headquarters on October 4.

The two institutes hosted 100 students from Detroit Denby High School for a tour of the facility and hands-on activities. During the LIFT hands-on activity, the students worked in the LIFT Learning Lab and...