WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Brig. Gen. Stacey T. Hawkins, Director, Logistcs, Engineering and Force Protection, Air Mobility Command (left) and Dr. Donna C. Senft, Chief Scientist, Air Mobility Command, along with core members of the aircraft maintenance team visited the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, to gain in-depth knowledge of additive manufacturing capabilities and technologies, Aug. 26. The visit included a directorate overview, discussions on additive manufacturing applications and visits to multiple research laboratories, highlighting 3-D printing capabilities for metals, polymer-based materials and functional material applications. AMC is exploring the possibilities of using additive manufacturing as a cost-saving option for replacement parts for aircraft during the life-cycle maintenance process. (Air Force photo by Marisa Novobilski/released)
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