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SIC Manufacturing Advances Aid Next Generation Engine TechnologySIC Manufacturing Advances Aid Next Generation Engine Technology
SIC Manufacturing Advances Aid Next Generation Engine Technology

An AFRL/industry team's transition of improved capabilities for manufacturing silicon-carbide-based ceramic matrix composites (used for high-performance aerospace engine components) means greater savings and performance. Pictured are turbine engine components that could benefit from in-line tow coating advances. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 10/15/2010

Tech Transfer Pulls-and Pushes-Its Weight in Lab/Industry PartneringTech Transfer Pulls-and Pushes-Its Weight in Lab/Industry Partnering
Tech Transfer Pulls-and Pushes-Its Weight in Lab/Industry Partnering

A combat controller searches for targets while immersed in the Joint Terminal Attack Control Training and Rehearsal System's live-virtual-constructive environment. (Air Force photo by Gina Cinardo, 711 HPW)
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Posted: 10/15/2010

Tech Transfer Pulls-and Pushes-Its Weight in Lab/Industry PartneringTech Transfer Pulls-and Pushes-Its Weight in Lab/Industry Partnering
Tech Transfer Pulls-and Pushes-Its Weight in Lab/Industry Partnering

An anthropometry specialist prepares a firefighter test subject (dressed in full turnout gear) for a three-dimensional scan at AFRL's Computerized Anthropometric Research and Design laboratory. (Air Force photo by Chris Gulliford, 711 HPW)
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Posted: 10/15/2010

Lab Gets It 'Write' With Novel Manufacturing MethodsLab Gets It 'Write' With Novel Manufacturing Methods
Lab Gets It 'Write' With Novel Manufacturing Methods

AFRL's most recently demonstrated DW method entails M3D, which employs aerodynamic focusing to deposit chemical precursor solutions and/or colloidal suspensions directly onto material surfaces. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 10/15/2010

Lab Gets It 'Write' With Novel Manufacturing MethodsLab Gets It 'Write' With Novel Manufacturing Methods
Lab Gets It 'Write' With Novel Manufacturing Methods

AFRL uses direct-write manufacturing to create new structures and integrated materials. Pictured is a researcher employing Mesoscale Maskless Material Deposition, one of many DW techniques enabling the three-dimensional deposition of functional materials directly onto a material surface. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 10/15/2010

New Composite Material Skins the HTE CompetitionNew Composite Material Skins the HTE Competition
New Composite Material Skins the HTE Competition

AFRL's newly developed skin for the hot trailing edge of the B-2 aircraft consists of the composite material AFR-PE-4. (Air Force image)
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Posted: 10/15/2010

Lab Collaborates with NCAMP on Material Properties DatabaseLab Collaborates with NCAMP on Material Properties Database
Lab Collaborates with NCAMP on Material Properties Database

MVK-14 FreeForm polyimide autoclave molded parts (AFRL image)
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Posted: 10/14/2010

Lab Collaborates with NCAMP on Material Properties DatabaseLab Collaborates with NCAMP on Material Properties Database
Lab Collaborates with NCAMP on Material Properties Database

Production of high-rate precision polyimide prepreg material (AFRL image)
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Posted: 10/13/2010

Lab Demonstrates Robotic Ground Refueling of AircraftLab Demonstrates Robotic Ground Refueling of Aircraft
Lab Demonstrates Robotic Ground Refueling of Aircraft

AFRL's Automated Aircraft Ground Refueling system prototype robot with fuel nozzle attached to a single-point refueling adapter inside the mock-up aircraft refueling panel. The large screen displays the user interface. (Photo courtesy of A. Nichols, AFRL/RXQ Robotics Group)
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Posted: 10/13/2010

Lab Demonstrates Robotic Ground Refueling of AircraftLab Demonstrates Robotic Ground Refueling of Aircraft
Lab Demonstrates Robotic Ground Refueling of Aircraft

AFRL's Automated Aircraft Ground Refueling system prototype robot in position and ready to engage the mock-up aircraft refueling panel (Photo courtesy of M. Sawyer, AFRL/RXQ Robotics Group)
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Posted: 10/13/2010

Much-Needed HPM Sources the Pulse of Directed Energy ResearchMuch-Needed HPM Sources the Pulse of Directed Energy Research
Much-Needed HPM Sources the Pulse of Directed Energy Research

Microwave pulse compressor technology will aid high-power microwave research. Pictured is the plasma switch that is placed inside the waveguide in order to switch out compressed microwave energy once the MPC cavity is filled. (Image provided by Everett G. Farr, Farr Research, Inc.)
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Posted: 10/13/2010

New Antennas Conform to Air Vehicles, Not Status Quo New Antennas Conform to Air Vehicles, Not Status Quo
New Antennas Conform to Air Vehicles, Not Status Quo

The AFRL Manufacturing Technology Division's conformal load-bearing antenna structures technology is intended to replace expensive, bulky antennas. Pictured is the third CLAS prototype, which has a complex, curved configuration. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 10/13/2010

    

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