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The Hole-to-Edge Measurement Technology system performs a non-contact inspection. The HEMT was developed by Creare, LLC under an Air Force Small Business Innovation Research agreement. The technology and other equipment was temporarily transferred to Creare, LLC under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. (Courtesy photo/Creare, LLC) AFRL agreement will further non-contact inspection method developments
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO – The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX) recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Creare LLC in order to transfer hardware and software to the Hanover, New Hampshire company so that they can continue important research to develop
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2017
Maj. James Enderby, joined by R2-D2, served as emcee and coordinator for the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Star Wars-themed Safety Down Day.  The annual event encourages personnel to observe and refresh themselves on proper safety protocol.  (U.S. Air Force photo/David Dixon) AFRL Directorate highlights workplace safety with themed event
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In a galaxy not so far away, safety was the word of the day.The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate highlighted safety as a top priority on January 26, 2017, taking time out to observe the organization’s annual Safety Down Day. Star Wars was this year's theme, and the message was all about using the
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2017
Dr. Adam Pilchak, a materials research engineer at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, is the recipient of the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their career. (U.S. Air Force Photo) AFRL researcher honored with Presidential Early Career Award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An innovative materials research engineer in the Metals Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, was named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Barack Obama, January 9.Dr. Adam L. Pilchak is one of only
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2017
Jon Tirpak served as guest speaker for the 64th Annual Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Awards Luncheon. Having begun his career as a lieutenant in the directorate in the early 1980's, Tirpak now serves as the Senior Program Manager for the Advanced Technology Institute Advanced Materials Division. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Dixon) AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate celebrates annual honorees
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The men and women of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate came together January 13, 2017, to celebrate “A Century of Scientific Excellence” and honor the year’s outstanding performers at the 64th Annual Awards Luncheon.Laura Rea, Senior Technology Program Manager for the Soft Matter Materials
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2017
Dr. Shekhar Guha, senior scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, will be formally named an OSA Fellow in a ceremony in San Jose, California, May 2017. Guha designs experiments incorporating laser beam propagation through linear and nonlinear media, which are useful for predicting experimental results.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Donna Lindner/released). AFRL researcher named optical society fellow
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A prominent materials research engineer from the Air Force Research Laboratory was confirmed as Fellow of The Optical Society at the organization’s annual meeting in October. Dr. Shekhar Guha, a materials research engineer in the Photonic Materials Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL, will
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2017
Dr. Mark Benedict, a senior materials engineer and America Makes Chief Technology Adviser at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate discusses the potential for additive manufacturing of aircraft components in metal. The complex geometry of the rocket nozzle benefits from the use of additive manufacturing due to its complex, specialized design. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Marisa Alia-Novobilski) Embracing opportunity: additive technology for manufacturing
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s a materials scientist’s dream, but as some experts say, an engineer’s nightmare. For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, can be a powerful tool for rapid innovation.Ultimately, it’s a
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2017
Air Force Research Laboratory’s AgilePod is a multi-intelligence, open architecture, reconfigurable prototype designed for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and Air Force Special Operations communities. The reconfigurable pod enables operators to customize sensor packages based on specific mission needs, enhancing the intelligence process. The pod capability will be tested on a medium altitude MQ-9 surrogate aircraft in May 2017. (Courtesy photo/released)
AgilePod ‘reconfiguring’ ISR mission
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The ability to adapt a mission at a moment’s notice is a key tenet of the Air Force drive for flexibility in air power. For warfighters in the intelligence community, a new, Lego-like pod prototype expects to make that flexibility even easier on the field. Air Force Research Laboratory’s AgilePod is a
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2016
The AFRL research team of Dr. Santanu Bag and Dr. Michael Durstock developed a process to create thin, more-efficient, and defect-free transparent solar cells that could open up new possibilities for wearable electronics and other power applications. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Holly Jordan) AFRL researchers improve production of thin, efficient solar cells
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Researchers in the Air Force Research Laboratory are making strides in material development that may open up new possibilities for thin, wearable electronics and other vital power applications. Photovoltaics, or solar cells, are a key component in next-generation power applications, but integrating them into
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2016
Dr. Sheldon (Lee) Semiatin, senior scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, uses a Gleeble machine for thermomechanical processing of aerospace alloys. This machine aids projects that require solid state joining of nickel-based superalloys. AFRL researcher achieves society honor
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A prominent research scientist from the Air Force Research Laboratory will receive The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Bruce Chalmers Award. The society’s award is named in honor of Bruce Chalmers, a professor of metallurgy and former master of John Winthrop House at Harvard University. This award
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2016
1st Lt. Stuart Baker demonstrates the portability of the JFWORX-developed Roco Atlas Casualty Carrier. This strong and lightweight tactical ladder can also function as bridge between structures and as a stretcher to transport injured personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Holly Jordan) AFRL program turns junior workforce into rapid innovators
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Junior force personnel within the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are making the most of their opportunity to showcase innovation and leadership skills through the Junior Force Warfighters Operations in RX, or JFWORX, program. JFWORX, initiated in 2014, arose from the
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2016
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