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Jack Lifton

About Jack Lifton

Jack Lifton is the CEO of Jack Lifton, LLC and is a consultant, author, and lecturer on the market fundamentals of technology metals. “Technology metals” is a category term now in wide use that he coined at the beginning of the twenty-first century to describe those strategic metals whose electronic properties make our technological society possible. These include copper, the rare earths, the platinum group metals, the steel alloy metals, lithium, cobalt, graphite and most of the rare critical metals and materials necessary for our health, safety, and technologies, both consumer and military. He is on several technical advisory boards in the mining and metal refining sector and is also a founding co-principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. His consulting is done through Jack Lifton, LLC, a consultancy he formed in 1999 upon his retirement as the CEO of an OEM automotive supply company specializing in the process chemistry of engineered materials and metals trading. Jack Lifton LLC has advised governmental agencies both at home and abroad on metals industries supply chain issues and has done extensive due diligence on mining, refining, and the fabrication of metals for financial institutions globally. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is a frequent speaker at both professional and industry events on both the markets for technology metals and materials, and on the use of new and newly applied technologies for the extraction, refining and fabrication of rare metals and materials. Jack Lifton is the Director of the Industrial Policy Institute, which advises governments on the development and implementation of national industrial policies for the management of critical metals and materials. Jack Lifton is also the Host and Publisher for the Technology Metals section of InvestorIntel.com. Follow Jack on Twitter @JackLifton

95 InvestorIntel Articles By Jack Lifton

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Before we can climb out from the Chinese control of rare earths and battery materials – we must understand our past.

Technology is the engineering of science, and manufacturing engineering is the scaling up of engineering to enable the efficient and […]


The real “Critical” in the Critical Materials’ Supply Chain is — Vertical Integration.

A great many promotional “announcements” by junior miners contain descriptive business models, of the development of mineral deposits into producing […]


Jack Lifton on how the lithium-ion battery material supply chain will determine if America can go EV

In this episode of InvestorIntel’s Critical Materials Corner with Jack Lifton, Jack talks about the lack of discussion about matching the supply […]


Lifton on the critical investments for 2021, lithium and rare earths

Chinese Hegemony, individually, of the World’s Critical Materials’ Production and Processing, has been accomplished for the rare earths. What is […]


Jack Lifton on Apple Cars Rare Earths Supply Chain Rumors

In this episode of InvestorIntel’s Critical Materials Corner with Jack Lifton, Jack talks about the rumored soon-to-be signed contract between Apple and […]


Jack Lifton on who drives the Critical Materials Policy in the US

In this episode of InvestorIntel’s Critical Materials Corner with Jack Lifton, Jack talks about how the Department of Defense drives American critical […]


Jack Lifton on how President Biden’s American Jobs Plan Impacts the EV Market

In this episode of InvestorIntel’s Critical Materials Corner with Jack Lifton, Jack talks about President Biden’s American Jobs Plan which details how […]