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  • AFRL branch builds a LEGACY in mentoring

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A group of scientists and engineers within the Air Force Research Laboratory has emerged as a champion of student mentoring, recently earning the LEGACY Mentor of the Year award.The AFRL LEGACY office presented the honor to the Materials Integrity Branch of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at
  • AFRL helps extend serviceability of hydraulic aircraft components

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently completed an extensive effort to help certify a maintenance process that could extend the life of aircraft hydraulic system components.Through participation in a rapid innovation fund team led by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, AFRL
  • AFRL helps enable laser paint removal technology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- AFRL Materials Integrity engineers recently played a key role in enabling the safer and more efficient removal of paint from F-16 aircraft through the newly-adopted Robotic Laser Coating Removal System.At the request of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Engineering Division, the research team, part
  • From lemon to lemonade: AFRL researchers reclaim clunker for endurance race

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Researchers from the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Materials Integrity Branch recently put their technical skills to use in a different way as they transformed a “lemon” into a racecar.The automotive overhaul took place in preparation for the 24 Hours of LeMons race series, a tongue-in-cheek
  • AFRL Materials Integrity researchers provide rapid answers to big challenges

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  --  The safety and protection of the warfighter is a motivating force in everything AFRL does, but for one branch in particular, it is at the very heart of their mission.The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Materials Integrity Branch stands always at the ready to answer the needs of the warfighter,
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