Composites, Education, Materials, STEM, Workforce

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT), the Detroit-based Manufacturing USA institute, announced today it will host 20 Michigan high school teachers for a week-long workshop in partnership with ASM Materials Education Foundation to develop the educators’ understanding of materials science – the foundation of all manufacturing.

The ASM Materials...

Education, Materials, STEM

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT), a Manufacturing USA institute, today announced the first group of seven soldiers to graduate from its “Operation Next” Advanced Manufacturing Certification Program.


Operation Next

“Operation Next” is designed to provide military service members the opportunity to pursue industry-driven education and...

Electronics, Materials, Security, STEM

Hazardous environments such as disaster sites and conflict zones present many challenges for emergency response. But the new field of functional fabrics — materials modified to incorporate various sensors, connect to the internet, or serve multiple purposes, among other things — holds promise for novel solutions.

A three-day hackathon on campus...

Education, Materials, STEM

FT. CAMPBELL, Kent. – LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA national innovation institute—in partnership with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Amatrol, and Gene Haas Foundation—today announced the launch of “Operation Next” - a new model for equipping separating military personnel with the skills and...

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...