Collaboration, Composites, Innovation, Lightweight Materials, Manufacturing, Robotics

The need for leadership in smart manufacturing cannot be overstated: Making revolutionary changes can be arduous. But the leaders who have emerged in this industry show us it can also be exhilarating. To assemble this group of luminaries, Smart Manufacturing took into account the fact that big change is happening inside large corporations, startups...

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...

Education, Lightweight Materials, Manufacturing, Workforce

College & University Faculty Team Concludes Series of Recommendations Addressing Competencies and Workforce Strategies for New Lightweighting Technologies

Higher education and industry need to work together to adapt current curricula to reflect the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in work environments deploying new lightweighting...

Defense, Lightweight Materials, Manufacturing

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), a Manufacturing USA institute, has been recognized by TechConnect Defense with a 2018 Innovation Award for an ongoing project to increase engine efficiency and airplane performance.

The “Forging and Processing of Al-Li for Improved Performance and Structural Life” project creates a tool that allows...

Lightweight Materials, Manufacturing

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA institute, today announced the launch of its third round of technology projects. New projects will explore joining dissimilar materials, complex structures and environmentally-friendly approaches to coating metals.


Red Welder

This round of projects will total more than $6.5 million in...