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Additive manufacturing sample Unique high-brilliance X-ray sheds new light on additive manufacturing process
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers recently took advantage of a unique and rare research opportunity to better understand the behavior of materials used in the additive manufacturing process.Once a little-known curiosity, the popularity of additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing as it is
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2017
Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, AFSOC vice commander, speaks to Team Robins maintenance professionals during a special visit to the base to laud the accelerated programmed depot maintenance work being done on AFSOC aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ed Aspera) AFSOC general returns to thank Robins maintainers; provides gunship tour
 As promised by the Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex C-130 sustainment workers were treated to a Feb. 9 tour inside an AC-130W gunship fully loaded with the latest modifications.  Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, AFSOC vice commander, and his crew brought the AC-130W from Hurlburt Field, Fla., to the
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2017
Dr. Adam Pilchak, materials research engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, loads a piece of a fractured titanium disk into a scanning electron microscope. By looking at the microscopic features on the fracture surface, researchers are able to determine how the crack initiated and spreads through the component to cause the failure. (Air Force photo/Michele Eaton) Air Force lab investigating microscopic crack formation for aircraft
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The B-52 is one of the oldest legacy aircraft in the Air Force. Since the 1950s, this aircraft has led the force in its dominance as the world’s best. However, just as humans begin to age, so do aircraft. Repeated loading and unloading, changes in air pressure, exposure to altitude and more, contribute to
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2016
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