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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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Dr. Roland Dutton, chief, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, was named an ASM International Fellow at a ceremony in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 26. ASM is the world's largest association of metals-focused materials professionals. The fellow honor recognizes members for distinguished contributions in the field of materials science. (U.S. Air Force photo) AFRL leader named ASM International Fellow
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A senior research scientist at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, was inducted as a 2016 ASM International Fellow at an awards ceremony in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 26. Dr. Roland Dutton, chief, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, was recognized as
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2016
Test specimens are prepared for coating with the Aerocron® 2100 Electrocoat Primer during a recent demonstration at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  This water-based, chrome-free primer offers protection comparable to chrome-based coatings, while curing at a lower temperature than conventional automotive and industrial Electrocoats, making it possible to electrocoat aluminum alloys without affecting their physical properties.  (U.S. Air Force photo / David Dixon) AFRL-led aircraft coating project awarded as top-100 innovative technology
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An environmentally-safer aircraft primer project, led by the Air Force Research Lab’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate and PPG, has been awarded as of the 100 most innovative technologies of 2016.The PPG Aerocron® 2100 Electrocoat Primer team was honored with the 2016 R&D 100 Award in the Mechanical
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2016
Clare Paul, Lead for Applications and Analytics of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate accesses the Metals Affordability Initiative hub.  The hub is a collaborative platform that helps exchange information between materials suppliers and original equipment manufacturers (U.S. Air Force photo / Donna Lindner). Metals Affordability Initiative Hub enhances data exchange for researchers, teams
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Sifting through tons of data is a time-consuming, cumbersome process for focused research teams.  How does a person find what they really need?   The Air Force Research Laboratory is working to streamline that process for researchers across the spectrum. The Metals Affordability Initiative (MAI) is an
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2016
Former AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Senior Scientist Dr. Nick Pagano returned to hold a 16-week lecture series on elasticity theory for the directorate’s next generation of researchers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Holly Jordan) World-class materials researcher returns to AFRL, holds lecture series
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Drawing on a legacy of research expertise, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate has welcomed composite materials elasticity expert Dr. Nick Pagano to speak to the next generation of researchers.Pagano was the first civilian Air Force researcher to achieve the Senior
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2016
AFRL completed a series of tests to enable the use of the Terahertz Coating Thickness tool, shown here mounted on a robotic arm along with a spray attachment, for F-35 inlet production.  This tool is a non-contact, non-destructive device that allows users to measure coating thickness quickly and easily without risk of damage to coating surfaces.  (Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corp. and Picometrix, LLC) AFRL demonstrates improved measurement capabilities for aircraft engine inlets
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers recently completed a series of tests that are enabling the use of a new measurement tool and quality assurance process for F-35 inlet production.Now users can measure for proper thickness of inlet material coatings quickly and easily without risk of
0 11/03
2016
Team ETHOS assembles their pumpkin chucking machine prior to a competition here, Oct. 21. The team is comprised of researchers, engineers and students from the Air Force Research Laboratory and competes annually in contests across the U.S. The team earned a first-place finish at the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center’s 2016 annual competition with a 3,391 foot pumpkin toss and will compete in the World Championship ‘Punkin Chunkin’ competition in Bridgeville, Delaware, Nov. 4-6. (U.S. Air Force Photo / David Dixon) AFRL researcher brings science, history to chucking pumpkins
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- What do ancient Greek artillery, materials engineering and pumpkin chucking have in common? How about a senior Air Force Research Laboratory materials engineer who is inspiring future scientists—and having fun in the process. David Mollenhauer is a Senior Materials Engineer in the AFRL Materials and
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2016
1st Lt. Jason Goins (right) and 2nd Lt. Mathew Couch fit the body armor prototype created in the AFRL Maker Hub to Capt. Lance Wilhelm, testing for wearability and body conformity.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Holly Jordan) AFRL Maker Hub comes to the aid of flexible body armor effort
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  The AFRL Maker Hub, still in its infancy, is already proving to be a valuable asset for Materials and Manufacturing Directorate scientists and engineers looking to push the bounds of conventional research.Researchers from the AFRL Junior Force Warfighters Operations program, or JFWORX, recently used the
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2016
A Tech Warrior participant uses Tactical Fast Rope Gloves, developed through the Junior Force Warfighters Operations program, to descend a rope during the 2016 Tech Warrior exercises, landing safely and experiencing no discomfort from friction-related heat.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt Col Sheena Winder) AFRL gives helping hand to operators with Tactical Fast Rope Gloves
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Research Laboratory junior force researchers from the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are working to solve a common problem for deployed troops and quick-response forces, and in doing so, may offer new solutions for civilian firefighters and rescuers as well.As part of the Junior Force
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