LIFT To Host Lightweighting Technology Seminars

Series will highlight results of completed and ongoing work on lightweighting projects, hosted by LIFT and national network of manufacturing experts

DETROIT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), a Manufacturing USA institute, announced they will be hosting a monthly lightweighting technology seminar to highlight the R & D work being done within its network of national lightweighting experts.

The first day-long event will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at LIFT’s Headquarters, located at 1400 Rosa Parks Blvd. in Detroit. The seminar will also be available via webinar. Registration for the event and schedule of future events can be found here.

During the first seminar, LIFT experts will highlight projects completed or underway in its Melt Processing focus area. Along with presenting the LIFT Melt Processing Roadmap, projects to be presented include:

  • Developing and Deploying Thin-Wall Ductile Iron Castings for High-Volume Production
  • Thin-Wall Aluminum Die Casting Development
  • Manufacturing of Nanoparticle Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites
  • Inorganically Bonded Sand Molds Printed at Line Speed.

“These projects have seen great results and we want to be able to share those results with industry leaders outside of our network to demonstrate the impact we are having in the world of lightweighting,” said Hadrian Rori, chief technology officer, LIFT.

LIFT staff, as well as academic and industry experts from both large industry and small manufacturers will be presenting the seminars.

LIFT, one of the founding members of Manufacturing USA, is a public-private partnership designed to help develop and deploy advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies and implement education and training programs to better prepare the workforce of today and tomorrow.

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LIFT is a Detroit-based, public-private partnership committed to the development and deployment of advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training initiatives to better prepare the workforce today and in the future. LIFT is one of the founding institutes of Manufacturing USA, and is funded in part by the Department of Defense with management through the Office of Naval Research. Visit or follow on Twitter @NewsFromLIFT to learn more.

Joe Steele