DoD Manufacturing USA Institutes Features NCMS’ Efforts With LIFT

“DoD Manufacturing USA Institutes” recent issue highlights some of the work NCMS has collaborated on with the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing USA institute.

The Manufacturing USA institutes are tasked not only with facilitating the advancement of new technologies into the marketplace, but also with helping to ensure the pipeline of workers has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to use those technologies in the workplace.


With that goal in mind, the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing USA institute commissioned leaders  from two nationally recognized organizations — Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU) and National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) — to lead the Institute’s work in bringing the conversation about education and workforce needs closer to the development of emerging technologies, recognizing that if we wait until technologies are deployed, it’s too late.

Read full issue here: August2017_DoD Institutes Newsletter