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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – 1st. Lt. Jason Goins, a materials research engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, shows a prototype of a new flexible body armor plate. The design makes the use of a ceramic ball matrix encapsulated in foam material, which is then backed with multiple layers of polyethylene sheets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marisa Novobilski/released)

Flexing in the line of fire: lightweight, flexible body armor for the force of the future
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In the line of fire, protective body armor plays a critical role in survival. Hard-plated, rigid and heavy—today’s National Institute of Justice Type IV body armor—the kind that protects warfighters against armor piercing bullets-- defends the wearer, but adds weight and bulk that a fast-moving operator
0 10/14
2016
Dr. Michael Caton (left), the Assistant Chief Scientist at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, discusses his mentoring philosophy with a potential future mentee. The directorate’s inaugural “speed mentoring” event took concepts from “speed dating” to help match mentors and future mentees for a year-long career enlightening opportunity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marisa Alia-Novobilski/released) ‘Speed mentoring’ matches mentors, protégés
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Nervous laughter and quiet conversation ensued as participants entered a room set with cloth-covered tables, bowls of mints and punch. Light music played in the background, setting the scene for what looked to be another round of speed dating in the Dayton area.But on this particular afternoon, the 23
0 10/07
2016
A researcher at Air Force Research Laboratory demonstrates the ability of a flexible lithium-ion battery to conform under stress. The batteries developed here have proven themselves to maintain steady voltage even after exposure to more than 250 rounds of extreme mechanical manipulations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marisa Alia-Novobilski/released) Flexible batteries: evolving energy for the ‘new’ reality
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- It’s a $7 million research industry today, expected to be worth $400 million dollars by 2025. For researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, the “energy” spent in this research area is worth much more. By using highly conductive, flexible carbon nanotube mats,
0 10/07
2016
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
0 8/31
2016
Dr. Lawrence Drummy, a material scientist is the Functional Materials Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Lab (left) provides an overview of current research in Nano Tomography for Dr. Stephanie Tompkins, Director, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, during a visit to AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Aug. 11. During her visit, Tompkins was briefed on current research trends and activity in Nano tomography, materials characterization, additive manufacturing and the benefits of real-time analytics in development of technology for today’s warfighter. As the director of DSO, Tompkins maintains a strong interest in cutting-edge research that can accelerate the development of new technologies for national security.  (U.S. Air Force Photo / Marisa Novobilski) Materials and Manufacturing Directorate hosts DARPA leadership
Dr. Lawrence Drummy, a material scientist is the Functional Materials Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Lab (left) provides an overview of current research in Nano Tomography for Dr. Stephanie Tompkins, Director, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, during a visit to AFRL Materials
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2016
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