An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

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