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CorRES corrosion and coating evaluation system New corrosion evaluation system makes “sense” for Air Force
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  As next-generation material development drives advances in Air Force technology, understanding the ability of new materials to perform in the operational environment is paramount to transition success. This is particularly important to scientists working to develop new, high performance Air Force coating
0 3/20
2018
3-D printed polymer composite brackets AFRL researchers push limits in high-temperature, polymer additive manufacturing
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are “turning up the heat” in the field of polymer additive manufacturing.In conjunction with researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center and the University of Louisville, the team successfully printed the
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2018
AFRL Commander's Challenge AFRL Commander’s Challenge: competition drives spirit of innovation
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama - Teams from Air Force Materiel Command bases around the country came together to answer the Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge--precision, austere resupply. Move 50 pounds of supplies 30 miles and deliver them to a 20 X 20 foot drop zone.“So, the idea is you’re 30 miles away … you’re in a combat zone,
0 3/15
2018
Dr. Richard Vaia (left), technical director, in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, was one of six people selected to receive the NextFlex Fellow award. Vaia is congratulated by Dr. Benjamin Leever, senior materials engineer and Government Chief Technology Officer of NextFlex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Karen Schlesinger) NextFlex Fellow named from AFRL
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A prominent technical director from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was one of six people selected to receive the NextFlex Fellow award. Dr. Richard Vaia, technical director in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Functional Materials Division, received this
0 3/12
2018
Glow stick crayons AFRL partners with entrepreneurs to light the way for the warfighter
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Nearly everyone has used a common glow stick to light up the night sky, or even as part of a highway emergency kit. But these handy devices are also useful in the battlefield, and AFRL researchers have discovered a way to make this useful tool even better.Materials Engineer Dr. Larry Brott of the AFRL
0 3/02
2018
Dr. Daniel Miracle, a senior scientist in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, will receive The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Fellow Award on March 14, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. AFRL senior scientist receives society’s highest honor
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A distinguished senior scientist from the Air Force Research Laboratory will receive The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Fellow Award. Dr. Daniel Miracle, a senior scientist in AFRL’s, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, will receive this prestigious award at the society’s annual awards ceremony
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2018
With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, GATR Technologies developed a portable antenna with tracking capability. Shown here (in the foreground), the GATR TRAC packs into cases that are easy to transport compared to traditional antenna systems such as the one shown in the background. (Photo courtesy of GATR Technologies) New satellite communication technology positioned for widespread use
Rome Research Site, N.Y. – The Department of Defense now has access to a portable antenna with tracking capability that can be deployed in places where these capabilities are traditionally limited.With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program and the Air Force Research Laboratory,
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2018
origami applications for frequency selected surfaces Linking engineering, art and science: Origami may be key to complex Air Force needs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Origami, the art of paper folding, has captivated generations of audiences across the globe, as artists craft intricate, intriguing figures and objects by folding just a single sheet of paper. For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory, the prospect of using origami to create complex,
0 2/09
2018
Robotic Laser Coating Removal System AFRL helps enable laser paint removal technology
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- AFRL Materials Integrity engineers recently played a key role in enabling the safer and more efficient removal of paint from F-16 aircraft through the newly-adopted Robotic Laser Coating Removal System.At the request of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Engineering Division, the research team, part
0 2/06
2018
Flexible hybrid electronics manufactured Arduino circuit AFRL, NextFlex leverage open-source community to create flexible circuit system
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Lightweight, low-cost and flexible electronic systems are the key to next-generation smart technologies for military as well as consumer and commercial applications. An Air Force Research Laboratory-led project in conjunction with NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Institute, has resulted in the
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2018
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