About LIFT

LIFT, established under the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) by the U.S. Department of Defense, focuses on developing and deploying advanced lightweight materials manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training programs to prepare the workforce.

LIFT’s technical approach focuses on six pillars of technology:

  • (1) Melt processing
  • (2) Powder processing
  • (3) Themo-mechanical processing
  • (4) Novel/Agile processing
  • (5) Coatings
  • (6) Joining and assembly

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Staying Current with LIFT:

July 3rd - LIFT, is ensuring Students still have a chance to continue their education and is directly working to enhance the distance learning offerings to Detroit, Michigan area Students. LIFT, in support of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, are distributing three differing kits to local students, keeping them learning and engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities as schools remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more about this initiative here