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  • Air Force and Nano-Bio Materials Consortium announce RFP, pilot program for AFRL-Industry Partnerships

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with the governing council of the Nano-Bio Materials Consortium (NBMC), has approved a pilot program to enable AFRL researchers to partner with industry collaborators to address key capability and technology gaps in support of human performance monitoring and aeromedical
  • Tinker units collaborate, produce first 3-D printed engine component

    Members of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, an Air Force Sustainment Center wing, have produced the first additively manufactured metal component successfully tested on a U.S. Air Force aircraft engine, a significant milestone for future sustainment of aircraft like the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System and the B-52 Stratofortress.
  • Air Force Research Lab forms materials-focused Center of Excellence with Carnegie Mellon

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Looking to cultivate the ideal future workforce in materials research, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, together with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, has awarded a multi-million dollar cooperative agreement to Carnegie Mellon University, an institution
  • AFRL, university partners make a push in printable composites

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory hosts a diverse group of professors and students from across the country each year.In 2018 AFRL’s Composites Branch combined forces with the University of Arkansas, the University of Miami, Louisiana Tech University and the University of Texas at El Paso to demonstrate
  • 388th Maintenance Group eying future time, cost savings with 3-D printing

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Inside a simple-looking building just off of Hill’s flight line, Airmen are tinkering with advanced technology to bring the future of cost-effective maintenance to America’s most advanced fighter aircraft.  The 388th Maintenance Group’s Air Force Repair and Enhancement Program shop recently acquired a 3-D printer with
  • Additive Manufacturing capability could generate future efficiencies and cost-savings for AEDC

    Additive manufacturing (AM), a process commonly known as three-dimensional (3-D) printing, describes technologies that build 3-D objects by adding layers. Team members in the Technology Innovation Branch at Arnold Air Force Base are looking at AM as a way to create efficiencies and cost-savings for AEDC. AM typically uses a computer, 3-D modeling
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