How LIFT Boosts U.S. Manufacturing

Detroit-based LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) helps develop advanced manufacturing technologies and move them into practical use, says CEO Nigel Francis.

LIFT is one of 14 government-supported innovation institutes nationwide. The network is closely associated with the U.S. Dept. of Defense; top universities; automotive, aerospace and manufacturing companies; and small and medium sized manufacturers.

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