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AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (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. To learn more, click the play button on the image to the left.  

AFRL/RX Acting Director

Col. Charles D. Ormsby
Colonel Charles D. Ormsby is the acting director, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Read more.

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The Material & Manufacturing Directorate won the 100 Best New Products of 2016.  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.