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Dr. John Wertz, a materials research scientist in the Materials State Awareness Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, demonstrates Digital Thread concept applications to aircraft maintenance activities. Real time aircraft data, checklists and feedback through Digital Thread capabilities can enable better decision making by warfighters on the field, enhancing life cycle sustainment of Air Force platforms.  (U.S. Air Force photo / Marisa Alia-Novobilski) Digital Thread laces decision-making, data for Air Force acquisition
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  As information technology has advanced and improved over the years, modeling and simulation tools, sophisticated analytical capabilities and data analytics have increased in importance throughout a product’s life cycle. For the Air Force, a concept born in the lab is set to change the way weapon systems are
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Thomas Lockhart (center), Director, AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, and Chad Watchorn (right), Executive Director, Regional STEM Collaborative, speak with interns Connor Eviston and Megan Imel (unpictured), undergraduate students from the University of Cincinnati and Wright State University, respectively, during the 2016 RX Summer Student Poster Session, Aug. 5. Eviston and Imel researched nondestructive evaluation and thermal signals for impact-damaged polymer matrix composites this summer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marisa Novobilski) Future scientists “poster” success at annual RX summer session
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- More than 60 students from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX) showcased their summer research for a crowd of research scientists, engineers and distinguished guests from across the region during the 2016 RX Summer Student Researcher Poster Session here, Aug. 5. 
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