composites

The Debrief: Getting LIFT up where it belongs

Plenty of ups and downs lately for the Long Island Forum for Technology. First came news that a major federal contract has been held up by a competitor’s challenge, then a resulting layoff affecting half of the organization’s staff of eight. Some happier news on Monday, though, as SUNY Old Westbury announced plans for a Start-Up NY incubator in LIFT’s Bethpage headquarters, a much-needed boost for the 90,000-square-foot, tenant-deprived facility. It’s also a major lift…


LI composites center, national consortium in deal

The nation’s largest composites consortium has signed a collaborative agreement with Plainview’s Composite Prototyping Center on Thursday in a deal that could be worth $250 million in contracts and grants. The agreement provides the framework for collaboration in research, product development, commercialization, workforce training and STEM education. Advanced composite materials — such as carbon fiber — are up to three times as strong and twice as light as the lightest metals used most current manufacturing. In…