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Materials and Manufacturing

About the Materials & Manufacturing Directorate (RX)

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate develops materials, processes, and advanced manufacturing technologies for aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and ground-based systems and their structural, electronic and optical components. Air Force product centers, logistic centers, and operating commands rely on the directorate's expertise in materials, nondestructive inspection, systems support, and advanced manufacturing methods to solve system, expeditionary deployment, and operational challenges. To find out more about the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, CLICK HERE.

AFRL/RX Leadership

AFRL/RX Videos

  Glowing crayons spelling AFRL as link to a YouTube video   Photo of an engineer on top of a plane with a link to YouTube video about coatings   Man giving a presentation as a link to a video talking about how Good Engineers Save Lives   Scientist working in a lab as a link to a video about nanodiamonds  
  Glowing Crayons   AFRL/RX won the 100 Best New Products of 2016    Good Engineers Save Lives | Dr. Jeff Calcaterra | AFRL Inspire      AFRL/RX scientists are stepping toward the future, with diamonds.