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A next generation F-35 coatings application booth at Hill Air Force Base is set to become initially operational by October 2017. The state-of-the-art coatings booth project, led by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, is expected to save more than $330,000 annually in energy through the employment of advanced sensors, control logic and sophisticated software analysis tools to monitor and improve performance over the lifetime of the complex. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo) Next generation coatings booth poised to save Air Force millions in energy
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --   It only makes sense for the Air Force’s newest, most complex, multi-role fighter to have the most advanced, state-of-the-art sustainment facilities to ensure enduring power for years to come.The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office is on the front lines of making this happen for
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2017
Dr. Zachary Farrell, a research scientist with UES in the Nanoelectronics Branch of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, examines liquid metal nanoparticles following ultra-sonication. Researchers here are exploring new potential applications for liquid metals by examining their microscopic properties. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Marisa Alia-Novobilski)

Researchers turn to liquid metals for agile electronics
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Self-healing electronics, antennas that can change shape and function with the flick of a switch and clothing woven with conductive threads able to electrically connect devices may seem like science fiction fodder. But, for scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, these concepts are much closer to
0 2/08
2017
Industry, academic, and government partners join together to kick-off the project, 'Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low Cost sustainment,' April 27, 2016. This Public-Private Partnership model provides unique opportunities to leverage current member investments and to better align the internal research and development activities of industrial, academic, and government partners to a national additive technology roadmap. (Courtesy photo) AFRL partners with America Makes to refine Air Force aircraft part replacement
This will be the first project under a new five-year cooperative agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory and America Makes, which was created to help advance the U.S. 3D printing industry, also known as additive manufacturing. In order to deal with challenges related to the sustainment of its fleet of aircraft and aircraft support vehicles and machinery, this project will focus on additive manufacturing and related advanced manufacturing techniques such as reverse engineering tools, 3D scanners, CAD software and non-destructive evaluation systems. The America Makes Public-Private Partnership model provides unique opportunities to leverage current member investments and to better align the internal research and development activities of industrial, academic, and government partners to a national additive technology roadmap.
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2016
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