America Makes and Lift Join with Cincinnati State to Create Lightweight Additive Manufacturing Curriculum

Additive Manufacturing, Composites, Materials, STEM, Workforce

Youngstown, Ohio — Two Manufacturing USA institutes, LIFT – Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow and America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, announced today an initiative with Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (CSTCC) to develop an open-source curriculum to provide both incumbent workers and new students with knowledge and hands-on training in advanced lightweight additive manufacturing.

As the use of lightweight additive manufacturing continues to grow across the country, the skills gap in the workforce is growing at the same time, because the technology advancement has outpaced available curriculum and workforce education or those teaching tools have been available only to graduate-level students.

“Additive manufacturing is growing at an exponential rate across the manufacturing industry, so fast that the education and training tools cannot keep pace,” said Elliot Ruther, chief development officer, CSTCC. “By developing this curriculum, we’ll put some of the most advanced lightweight additive manufacturing technology into the hands of more students.”

America Makes website

LIFT website

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