The new research institute, which is part of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation is charged with moving cutting-edge lightweight metals out of the research lab and into tomorrow’s cars, trucks, airplanes and ships for both the commercial and military sectors.
The $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) is expected to bring 10,000 jobs to the region within the next five years.
The institute will be led by the University of Michigan, Ohio-based manufacturing technology nonprofit EWI and The Ohio State University. In addition to the lead partners, more than seven universities, 17 non-industry members, and 30 companies–including Alcoa, Boeing, Honda, and General Electric–will participate in the collaboration. Its main office will be in Canton, Mich., with key support in Columbus, Ohio.
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