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hybrid-3-d printing AFRL, Harvard researchers invent new method of hybrid 3-D printing for flexible electronics
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It is often said that ‘two heads are better than one;’ for the Air Force, leveraging the expertise and insights of academia has led to advances in materials development and processing destined to be a game changer for the future fight.A collaboration between scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory and
0 10/17
2017
AgilePod AFRL developing AgilePod ‘family’ to augment sensing grid
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Building on the recent success of AgilePod ‘1.0,’ Air Force Research Laboratory engineers have embarked on a new “mini” AgilePod effort to increase the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of the platform by decreasing the footprint of the sensing ‘lab in the sky.’ “AgilePod was
0 10/16
2017
Dr. Eric Lindgren, Dr. Joy Haley and Mr. Doug Carter will be recognized at an upcoming ASC awards banquet in October. (U.S. Air Force photo / by Donna Lindner) Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers win Affiliate Societies Council awards
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Three researchers from AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate were recently named recipients of the 2017 ASC Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award. Dr. Eric Lindgren, Dr. Joy Haley and Doug Carter will be recognized at an upcoming ASC awards banquet later this month. The Outstanding Engineers
0 10/06
2017
Biological Science presentation for ARAP Tri-Service effort leverages synthetic biology expertise to address future warfighter needs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  Taking advantage of Department of Defense research laboratory expertise in chemistry, biology, computer science and material science and engineering, a collaborative, $45 million tri-service effort is changing the way the DoD exploits biological systems to meet the unique needs and challenges of defense
0 9/27
2017
Combatives instruction at Tech Warrior AFRL Tech Warrior instructors train scientists, engineers in practical warfighter skills
FAIRBORN, Ohio – To train a scientist or engineer to think ‘outside of the lab’ is no small task, but it’s one that the silent professionals of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Tech Warrior training exercise take to heart, as they train laboratory experts to succeed in the battlefield environment. “We take scientists out of the lab and let them
0 9/22
2017
Dr. Allan Katz, High Temperature Silicon-Carbide-Fiber-Reinforced Silicon Carbide Composites for Turbines program manager of the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate observes an oxyacetylene torch test to screen materials for application on hypersonic platforms. (Air Force Photo/David Dixon) AFRL selects fellows from Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Two scientists from the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate were recently chosen as Air Force Research Laboratory Fellows. Dr. Allan Katz, High Temperature Silicon-Carbide-Fiber-Reinforced Silicon Carbide Composites for Turbines program manager and Dr. Ajit Roy, Computational Nanomaterials principal
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2017
Wright Cycle Shop AFRL researchers trace history of innovation during Aviation Heritage Tour
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A group of military and civilian scientists, staff and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate visited significant aviation history sites across Dayton during a Heritage Tour, September 13.The event, part of the directorate’s centennial celebration
0 9/19
2017
A Northrop Grumman splice joint specimen is shown before (left) and after (right) undergoing testing in the 200 MTS Test Stand at the Facility for Innovative Research in Structures Technology in the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate. The testing was conducted under a cooperative research and development agreement between the directorate and Northrop Grumman. (Courtesy Photo/AFRL) Air Force testing shows advanced joint technology a viable method for aircraft assembly
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – A partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory and industry could help usher in a new era of advanced aircraft assembly. Testing performed by AFRL showed promising results for the use of composite skin splice joints in aircraft assembly. The tests were performed under a cooperative research and development
0 9/19
2017
TW2016, NCMR Fairborn, OH AFRL to host Tech Warrior 2017 exercise
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory will hold a home station deployment exercise at the National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR) in Fairborn, Ohio, September 19-29.Tech Warrior 2017 provides AFRL scientists and engineers the opportunity to experience field, mobility and combat skills training to gain a
0 9/18
2017
3-D rendering of a Twistron Yarn AFRL researchers ‘twist’ yarns for electrical energy, power
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory have ‘twisted’ upon a new way to harvest mechanical energy using ‘yarns’ that weigh less than a common housefly. Carbon nanotube-based “twistron” yarns, developed in collaboration with researchers from the AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate along
0 9/11
2017
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