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About LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow

LIFT, operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), is a public-private partnership to develop and deploy advanced lightweight materials manufacturing technologies, and implement education and training programs to prepare the workforce. ALMMII was selected through a competitive process led by the U.S. Department of Defense under the Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation (LM3I) solicitation issued by the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research. ALMMII is one of the founding institutes in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, a federal initiative to create regional hubs to accelerate the development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies.



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Download more information about LIFT:

Executive Summary
An overview of the program, its history, governance, and staff

Third Annual All-Members Meeting Booklet
The booklet distributed at LIFT’s Third Annual All-Members Meeting

Pillar Overview
A summary of the lightweight manufacturing processes on which LIFT is focusing its efforts

Workforce Overview
A summary of LIFT’s education and workforce development initiatives with its partners in five states

ALMMII Cost Share Contributions Form

Technology Project Abstracts
Coatings 5 project – An Integrated Database and Computational Models for Corrosion-Resistant Microstructural Design
Joinging 3 project – Robust Distortion Control Methods and Implementation for Construction of Lightweight Metallic Structures
Melt 5a project – Developing and Deploying Thin Wall Ductile Iron Castings For High Volume Production
Melt 5b project – Thin-Wall Aluminum Die Casting Development
TMP 3a project – Integration of ICME with Legacy and Novel TMP Processing for Assured Properties in Large Titanium Structures
TMP 3b project – Processing for Assured Properties in Al-Li Forgings by Development, Application and Validation of a Localized Physics-Based Visco-plastic Model
Powder 3 project – Development of Cost-Effective, Advanced Mechanical Alloying, Powder Consolidation Processes for Sub-Micron Reinforced AL MMCs
Agile 1 project – Agile Fabrication of Sheet Metal Components with Assured Properties

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