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LIFT High Bay

The LIFT High Bay is currently undergoing a nearly $50 million renovation by LIFT and IACMI. The renovation includes full-scale equipment installed for both institutes, as well as infrastructure and facility upgrades to support the new equipment.

LIFT equipment installation is expected to begin in Q1 2017 and run through Q1 2018.

LIFT Equipment

Machine Technology Process Provider Product(s)
Thermo-Mechanical Processing Danieli Breda Various structural parts
Joining Comau Small to large subassemblies or assemblies using solid state welding or joining (chassis, truck frames, etc.)
Thermo-Mechanical Processing Interlaken Technology Testing, Powertrain, small structural, and small chassis components.
Thermo-Mechanical Processing Interlaken Technology Testing, Powertrain, small structural, and small chassis components.
Powder Processing American Presses, Inc. Small gears or power train components
Melt Processing Arburg Small power train components such as cam follower/rocker arms, valves, etc.
Melt Processing CMH Manufacturing Power train / chassis – such as engine cradles, arms, etc.
Thermo-Mechanical Processing and Joining MTI Small to large subassemblies or assemblies using solid state welding or joining (chassis, truck frames, etc.)
All of the above Knuth Various machining, grinding, wire EDMing, etc. to support the facility’s tooling/dies
All of the above Leco Various equipment for quality and testing
VJ Technologies X-ray technology allows manufacturers to easily scan components for aws or for reverse engineering.
Plasmatreat Aerospace, automotive, energy, defense, shipbuilding
FANUC Forming low-volume components

LIFT/IACMI Facility Open House and Ribbon Cutting

October 2017 - Manufacturing Day Ribbon Cutting

April 2017 - Comau Flexible Robot Cell Installation

April 2017 - Mezzanine Construction

April 2017 High Bay Update

March 2017 High Bay Update

January 2017 High Bay Update

December 2016 High Bay Update

September 2016 High Bay Update

September 2016 - October 2016 Timelapse

August 2016 Update

September 2016 Video Walkthrough