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    Manufacturing Technology Center Unveils Lightweight Vehicle Frame

    The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center unveiled an innovative lightweight aftermarket car frame at the SAE’s World Congress Experience (WCX) event in Detroit, MI. The frame was designed in response to the growing market need for alternative lightweight vehicle frame options in the custom car market. Beyond replica cars, this frame can be adapted for military applications, as a […]

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    LIFT Orders New Extrusion Press for its R&D Facility in Detroit

    Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT), a U.S. government enterprise and part of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), has established a facility in Detroit, MI, to direct the development of advanced lightweight material manufacturing technologies. The facility ordered a new 12 MN, 5 inch aluminum extrusion press from Danieli Breda for its thermomechanical processing section. […]

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    New Technology Project Pits Computers Against Corrosion of Aluminum

    Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) formed a team of manufacturers and universities that will work to develop a database and computer models that better predict the way aluminum alloys corrode after being put in use as parts for airplanes or other forms of transportation. The Ohio State University and United Technologies Research Center, the research and […]

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    LIFT Project to Predict Performance of Aluminum-Lithium Alloys

    LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) has launched a technology project focused on predicting the performance of aluminum-lithium alloys — important materials for the next generation of jet engines and other aerospace applications. Lead partners on the project, United Technologies Research Center, the University of Michigan, and Lockheed Martin, will work on advanced computer simulations to […]