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.
To find out more about LIFT or join its 250 members, visit www.LIFT.technology.
By James Gaffney, Product Engineer, Precision Grinding and Patrick D. Redington, Manager, Precision Grinding Business Unit, Norton Company (Worcester, MA)
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