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  • AFRL researcher achieves society honor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A prominent research scientist from the Air Force Research Laboratory will receive The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Bruce Chalmers Award. The society’s award is named in honor of Bruce Chalmers, a professor of metallurgy and former master of John Winthrop House at Harvard University. This award
  • AFRL program turns junior workforce into rapid innovators

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Junior force personnel within the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are making the most of their opportunity to showcase innovation and leadership skills through the Junior Force Warfighters Operations in RX, or JFWORX, program. JFWORX, initiated in 2014, arose from the
  • AFRL leader named ASM International Fellow

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A senior research scientist at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, was inducted as a 2016 ASM International Fellow at an awards ceremony in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 26. Dr. Roland Dutton, chief, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, was recognized as
  • AFRL-led aircraft coating project awarded as top-100 innovative technology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An environmentally-safer aircraft primer project, led by the Air Force Research Lab’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate and PPG, has been awarded as of the 100 most innovative technologies of 2016.The PPG Aerocron® 2100 Electrocoat Primer team was honored with the 2016 R&D 100 Award in the Mechanical
  • Metals Affordability Initiative Hub enhances data exchange for researchers, teams

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Sifting through tons of data is a time-consuming, cumbersome process for focused research teams.  How does a person find what they really need?   The Air Force Research Laboratory is working to streamline that process for researchers across the spectrum. The Metals Affordability Initiative (MAI) is an
  • World-class materials researcher returns to AFRL, holds lecture series

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Drawing on a legacy of research expertise, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate has welcomed composite materials elasticity expert Dr. Nick Pagano to speak to the next generation of researchers.Pagano was the first civilian Air Force researcher to achieve the Senior
  • AFRL demonstrates improved measurement capabilities for aircraft engine inlets

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers recently completed a series of tests that are enabling the use of a new measurement tool and quality assurance process for F-35 inlet production.Now users can measure for proper thickness of inlet material coatings quickly and easily without risk of
  • AFRL researcher brings science, history to chucking pumpkins

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- What do ancient Greek artillery, materials engineering and pumpkin chucking have in common? How about a senior Air Force Research Laboratory materials engineer who is inspiring future scientists—and having fun in the process. David Mollenhauer is a Senior Materials Engineer in the AFRL Materials and
  • AFRL Maker Hub comes to the aid of flexible body armor effort

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  The AFRL Maker Hub, still in its infancy, is already proving to be a valuable asset for Materials and Manufacturing Directorate scientists and engineers looking to push the bounds of conventional research.Researchers from the AFRL Junior Force Warfighters Operations program, or JFWORX, recently used the
  • AFRL gives helping hand to operators with Tactical Fast Rope Gloves

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Research Laboratory junior force researchers from the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are working to solve a common problem for deployed troops and quick-response forces, and in doing so, may offer new solutions for civilian firefighters and rescuers as well.As part of the Junior Force