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  • Unique chamber brings real-world corrosion test capabilities to AFRL

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Aircraft corrosion is a multi-faceted issue that requires more than a simple, one-dimensional approach. To enable Air Force Research Laboratory personnel to arrive at a complete picture and find out how to best protect valuable military assets, a unique solution was required.Enter the Accelerated
  • 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
  • AFRL researchers innovate, ‘sprint’ to create waterproof rescue duffel

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  The ability to rapidly innovate is key to ensuring the Air Force advantage in today’s operational environment. And, solving problems faster often calls for new ways of doing business that leverage creativity and flexibility to create rapid solutions for warfighter needs.For junior scientists at the Air Force
  • New corrosion evaluation system makes “sense” for Air Force

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  As next-generation material development drives advances in Air Force technology, understanding the ability of new materials to perform in the operational environment is paramount to transition success. This is particularly important to scientists working to develop new, high performance Air Force coating
  • AFRL researchers push limits in high-temperature, polymer additive manufacturing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are “turning up the heat” in the field of polymer additive manufacturing.In conjunction with researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center and the University of Louisville, the team successfully printed the
  • Materials engineer finds second calling as historic novelist

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO -- On the grim evening of April 14, 1865, a horrible event sent shock waves throughout a nation struggling to heal, opening fresh wounds and throwing the country into a long period of mourning.  President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth as he attended a
  • Nobel Laureate returns to AFRL to talk determination, discovery

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Dan Shechtman visited the Air Force Research Laboratory on November 8, 2017, imparting his research, life experience, and words of wisdom to an audience of researchers as part of the AFRL Technical Mastery interactive lecture series.Shechtman worked in the Materials and
  • Researchers turn to liquid metals for agile electronics

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Self-healing electronics, antennas that can change shape and function with the flick of a switch and clothing woven with conductive threads able to electrically connect devices may seem like science fiction fodder. But, for scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, these concepts are much closer to
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