Leading the national effort to develop and deploy lightweight technology to the industrial sector

The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) is a public-private partnership that will develop and deploy advanced lightweight materials manufacturing technologies, and implement education and training programs to prepare the workforce.

ALMMII was selected through a competitive process led by the US Department of Defense under the Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation (LM3I) solicitation issued by the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research

ALMMII is one of the founding institutes in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, a federal initiative to create regional hubs to accelerate the development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies.

Reducing weight is critical for improved mission capability and energy utilization in land, sea and air transportation. The impacts of the reduced weight depends on mode of transportation and sector.

ALMMII Announces Headquarters will be in Detroit

Upcoming Events

  • Workforce Education Work Group Inaugural MeetingSeptember 23, 2014 Detroit Michigan; hosted at the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce HQ
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – AIAAJuly 28-30, 2014 – Cleveland Ohio; Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition; ALMMII to provide speaker for July 30th panel – Advanced Manufacturing Panel “A holistic view- from education, design, research and production
  • Defense Manufacturing Conference – DMCDecember 1-4; San Antonio TX


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Founding Partners

ALMMII is led by Ohio-based manufacturing technology non-profit EWI, University of Michigan, and The Ohio State University. Its main office will be in Detroit, Michigan, with significant activities in Columbus, Ohio.

  • university of michigan
  • ewi
  • the ohio state university