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  • AFRL facility brings new capabilities for rain erosion testing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Thanks to an impressive set of upgrades and a team of AFRL experts, a new and unique laboratory capability is filling a much-needed role in materials durability testing for the military and beyond.The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Supersonic Rain Erosion Test Facility, or SuRE for short, answers a
  • Aircraft milk stool revamp on the way - saving money, preventing injuries

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Amidst its latest efforts to cut costs and prevent injuries to Airmen around the globe, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Junior Force Warfighter Operations team has a new project.Their target?  A piece of aircraft support equipment known around the force as the ‘milk stool.’The team, known collectively as
  • AFRL erosion testing is out of this world

    At the request of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and project partners, AFRL recently concluded a series of tests in the Particle Erosion Test Facility, located in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Coatings, Corrosion, and Erosion Laboratory.
  • AFWiSE community seeks to empower women within AFRL

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An emerging group of female scientists and engineers aims to change the face of the AFRL research community.Air Force Women in Science and Engineering, or AFWiSE, is a recently-formed resource group that brings together women to promote and foster achievement, advancement, and success within the research
  • AFRL unveils “one-stop” technology licensing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory is making it easier than ever for entrepreneurs to turn vision into reality with Express Technology Licensing. The groundbreaking effort is a new approach to moving AFRL laboratory technologies into the commercial sector. Through Express Licensing, innovators and
  • AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office seeks innovative tech solutions

    Through an Advanced Research Announcement, published May 4, 2018, on the Federal Business Opportunities website, APTO is looking to tap into new and fresh ideas to enhance energy security and readiness for Air Force installations and military operations.
  • Hybrid Air Force aircraft loader demonstration on the horizon

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Anyone that drives an electric hybrid car recognizes the value of energy efficiency. The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office is looking to apply and demonstrate this value on a critical piece of military ground support equipment. The Halvorsen Loader is a diesel-powered, rapidly
  • Boston ‘bluing’ trip highlights synthetic biology, biotechnology for AFRL team

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  A select group of scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory traveled to the Boston region to see emerging capabilities centered on synthetic biology to better understand the potential of this growing field of science to improve materials for today’s Airmen. “The goals of this trip were
  • AFRL demos advanced robotics for aerospace manufacturing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Engineers from the Manufacturing Technologies Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, held a recent successful demonstration of the advanced capabilities of the Advanced Automation for Agile Aerospace Applications (A5) Robotic System at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. The 22,000 pound A5
  • Smart automation, AI to accelerate materials discovery, innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To meet the demands of the ever-increasing pace of technological development in order to create the next generation of Air Force technology, researchers are challenged to find ways to shrink the timeline for materials discovery, development and deployment.According to Dr. Benji Maruyama, a research scientist
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