Lightweight Materials

LIFT, the Department of Defense-supported manufacturing innovation institute, today announced the inaugural LIFT Insight Awards to recognize member contributions to the institute and its ecosystem over the past year in Technology Development, Talent Development, Service Providing, Government Stakeholder and to contribution to LIFT overall.

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Lightweight Materials, Workforce

LIFT, the Detroit-based, Department of Defense-supported national manufacturing innovation institute, and the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan today announced that the organizations have launched a LIFT advanced manufacturing initiative aimed at encouraging local Girl Scouts in grades 8-12 to explore careers in advanced manufacturing and...

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...

Additive Manufacturing, Fabrics, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Lightweight Materials, Photonics, Robotics, Workforce

During a meeting of the Commonwealth’s Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) on Wednesday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts has been awarded a new $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Manufacturing Technology Program (DoD ManTech) to develop a manufacturing technician training program that will...

COVID-19, Lightweight Materials, Workforce

LIFT, the Detroit-based, Department of Defense-supported national manufacturing innovation institute and part of the Manufacturing USA network, today opened its “Operation Next” advanced manufacturing certification program to industry for the first time to support small and medium-sized manufacturers recovering from the devastating impact of the...