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.

The...

ARM
Robotics, Workforce

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute today announced the availability of an online resource, www.roboticscareer.org, designed to help address the skilled workforce challenge in U.S. manufacturing. This national capability is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense.

The ARM Institute is the nation’s leading collaborative in...

Additive Manufacturing, COVID-19, Workforce

America Makes continues to advance its mission to train the future additive workforce with the announcement of a recently completed pilot program designed to expose middle school students to 3D printing and future career opportunities. The virtual program allows students to earn mini-badges in additive manufacturing (AM). It was funded by the...

Additive Manufacturing, Automation, COVID-19, Defense, Digital Manufacturing, Fabrics, Robotics

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the U.S. in early 2020 and overwhelmed the nation's supply of personal protective equipment, the Defense Department's Manufacturing Innovation Institutes leveraged their public-private partnerships to enable manufacturers to quickly pivot and ramp up production to respond to frontline health care workers' PPE needs...