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LIFT Core Life-Cycle Assessment



LIFT is an industry-led, government funded consortium. By re-imagining processes and procedures, our highly linked and leveraged network is facilitating technology transfer into supply chain companies and empowering the lightweight metals workforce.

On February 25, 2014 following a competitive process led by the U.S. Department of Defense under the Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation (LM3I) solicitation issued by the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research, American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) was selected to operate the LM3I program. ALMMII was founded by Ohio-based manufacturing technology non-profit EWI, the University of Michigan, and The Ohio State University. These three founding partners with their track record of successful technology development and collaboration have joined together to power the LIFT consortium.

Transportation manufacturing competitiveness depends on lightweight materials. Whether for suppliers in the automobile, aerospace, ground vehicles, shipping, rail, or defense manufacturing industries, lighter vehicles have better performance and use less fuel — for the military, industry, and consumers alike. That means lower cost with better environmental stewardship.


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United States Department of Defense - Office of Naval Research (ONR)
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