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AFRL LEGACY camp students participate in group activity AFRL volunteers growing a LEGACY in materials science
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- With paperclips, school glue, and a few metal scraps, AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate volunteers are helping to secure a brighter future for materials science research, one student at a time.Scientists and engineers from throughout the directorate took time out of their work schedules this
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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
The small-scale Microwave Mapping Transparency Sensor System is shown. The system was development by Compass Technologies Group under an Air Force Small Business Innovative Research agreement and loaned to the company through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. (Photo courtesy of Compass Technologies Group) Air Force teams with industry to further aircraft and radome coating research
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –The Air Force Research Laboratory and a small business are partnering to advance critical aircraft coatings. Under a cooperative research and development agreement, also known as a CRADA, the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX) loaned a small-scale Microwave Mapping Transparency Sensor
0 9/27
2017
Mr. George Schmitt, Director of International Programs in AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, receives the inaugural SAMPE North America Organizational Excellence Award on behalf of the Directorate from Mr. Ben Dietsch, Executive Vice President, and Mr. Rick Willardson, President of SAMPE. (Courtesy photo/SAMPE) SAMPE honors AFRL with inaugural Organizational Excellence Award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering recently presented AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate with the inaugural SAMPE North America Organizational Excellence Award for their work in materials advancement and process engineering technologies. The award recognizes the
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2017
Dr. Timothy J. Bunning, Chief Scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, was elected to the 2017 Class of the American Chemical Society of Fellows. ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a leading source of authoritative science information, with more than 157,000 members worldwide. The fellow honor, awarded to only 65 members this year, recognizes members for distinguished contributions to science and for their contributions to development and leadership of the society. Bunning is one of only a handful of AFRL scientists to ever achieve this honor. (Courtesy photo) Air Force Senior Technologist named ACS Fellow
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  A principal scientific expert at the Air Force Research Laboratory was selected as a 2017 Fellow of the American Chemical Society for his outstanding achievements and contributions to science and professional leadership in the field.Dr. Timothy J. Bunning, Chief Scientist, Materials and Manufacturing
0 6/29
2017
AFRL’s APTO challenges the public to come up with an improved method for dropping humanitarian aid to the public and vital supplies to the warfighter. It will replace the current mobile weather system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt Victoria Porto). AFRL seeks public input for state-of-the-art mobile weather platform
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The ability to quickly and accurately collect and assess atmospheric changes to execute military and humanitarian operations is critical to today’s warfighter executing missions in increasingly remote and complex battlespaces. Current mobile weather platforms, used since the 1960s, rely on helium—a heavy,
0 5/23
2017
Researchers at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, have developed a novel, lightweight artificial hair sensor that mimics those used by natural fliers—like bats and crickets—by using carbon nanotube forests grown inside glass fiber capillaries. The hairs are sensitive to air flow changes during flight, enabling quick analysis and response by agile fliers. (Air Force courtesy photo). Bio-inspired: Crickets, bats inspire AFRL researchers to develop smart ‘hair’ sensors for flight
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. An apple falling from a tree inspired Isaac Newton to define the laws of gravity. The burdock burrs clinging to the skin of his hunting dog lead to Swiss engineer Georges de Mestral’s invention of Velcro. The ability of the
0 5/08
2017
A maintainer removes an air inlet on the underside of the wing of a C-5M Super Galaxy Transport Aircraft during a periodic maintenance cycle. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office is in the process of testing a new, lightweight composite RAM Air Inlet system that is intended to replace legacy air inlets, mitigating corrosion issues while providing a lightweight, cost-effective solution to help maintain the fleet. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) AFRL’s Advanced Power Technology Office helps ‘lighten’ C-5 energy footprint with composite technology
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  Finding ways to integrate technologies that are cleaner, lighter, multifunctional and energy efficient to reduce fuel costs and maintain the force’s aging fleet is a primary mission driver of work by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, based out of the AFRL Materials and
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2017
Amber Davis was selected as the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Supervisor of the Year. (U.S. Air Force photo) Emerging leader named supervisor of the year
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A leader in composite materials research at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was selected as the Supervisor of the Year recently during the directorate’s annual awards banquet.Amber Davis, section chief for the Materials and Processing Section, Composites Branch,
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2017
The Hole-to-Edge Measurement Technology system performs a non-contact inspection. The HEMT was developed by Creare, LLC under an Air Force Small Business Innovation Research agreement. The technology and other equipment was temporarily transferred to Creare, LLC under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. (Courtesy photo/Creare, LLC) AFRL agreement will further non-contact inspection method developments
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO – The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX) recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Creare LLC in order to transfer hardware and software to the Hanover, New Hampshire company so that they can continue important research to develop
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2017
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