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AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX)

AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Graphic   The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate develops materials, processes, and advanced manufacturing technologies for aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and ground-based systems and their structural, electronic and optical components. Air Force product centers, logistic centers, and operating commands rely on the directorate's expertise in materials, nondestructive inspection, systems support, and advanced manufacturing methods to solve system, expeditionary deployment, and operational challenges.   

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Mr. Thomas A. LockhartMr. Thomas Lockhart, a member of the Senior Executive Service, serves as Director, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  Read more.

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    Good Engineers Save Lives |
Dr. Jeff Calcaterra | AFRL Inspire
    At the Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, scientists are stepping toward the future, with diamonds.     3D printing, once only in the realm of science fiction, is gaining popularity.