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Materials & Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX) Materials & Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX)

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 Lockhart serves as Director, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.    Read more
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AFRL materials engineer receives prestigious ASTM International Award of Merit, Fellowship

AFRL researcher awarded esteemed engineers' and scientists' award

AFRL researcher awarded for contributions to biological materials research

AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate praises 88th Air Base Wing Fire Department's quick actions

Air Force Secretary kicks off AFRL Forward Operating Base of the Future Project

AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate seeks to turn waste into energy

Spirit of volunteerism shines in AFRL engineer

AFRL scientist receives award from prestigious research society

AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate engineer lauded for advancing domestic manufacturing capabilities

AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Chief Scientist honored with prestigious fellowship

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