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LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow

LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow
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About LIFT

LIFT, operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Defense, industry and academia.

LIFT’s mission is to advance technology and talent development – driving rapid implementation of smarter manufacturing.

We operate two business units: Leading Innovations For Tomorrow, our technology program, and Learning Innovations For Tomorrow, our talent program.

Together, we are Driving American Manufacturing Into the Future.

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Technology Project Abstracts
Melt R2-2
In-Situ Manufacturing of Nanoparticle Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites
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Joining R3-1 Project
Robotic GTA Welding of Thin Complex Contours with Variable Fit-Up
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Joining R2-4 Project
Processing and Properties Database for Refill Friction Stir Spot Welding of Aerospace Materials
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Joining R2-1 Project
Development of Technologies for Joining Titanium to Steel
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Agile R2-4 Project
Sustainable High Efficiency Machining
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Coatings 5 Project
An Integrated Database and Computational Models for Corrosion-Resistant Microstructural Design
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Joining 3 Project
Robust Distortion Control Methods and Implementation for Construction of Lightweight Metallic Structures
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Melt 5a Project
Developing and Deploying Thin Wall Ductile Iron Castings For High Volume Production
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Melt 5b project
Thin-Wall Aluminum Die Casting Development
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TMP 3a Project
Integration of ICME with Legacy and Novel TMP Processing for Assured Properties in Large Titanium Structures
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TMP 3b Project
Processing for Assured Properties in Al-Li Forgings by Development, Application and Validation of a Localized Physics-Based Visco-plastic Model
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Powder Project
Development of Cost-Effective, Advanced Mechanical Alloying, Powder Consolidation Processes for Sub-Micron Reinforced AL MMCs
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Agile 1 project
Integration of ICME with Legacy and Novel TMP Processing for Assured Properties in Large Titanium Structures
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