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Alternatives to Using Hexavalent Chromium Coatings

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) received a technical inquiry about approved hexavalent chromium (hexavalent chrome or Cr(VI)) replacements for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) applications. DSIAC subject matter experts from the Texas Research…

Top Organizations and Researchers in Low Observable Material Science

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to search available databases to identify the top global researchers and organizations in low observable (LO) material science.   DSIAC searched multiple literature databases, including Elsevier’s…

Correlating Composite Damage to Impact Energy

DSIAC was asked if there are any equations that correlate impact energy to the resulting damage diameter in a composite material. A DSIAC subject matter expert at Texas Research Institute Austin (TRI Austin) discussed the issue…

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AFRL, Republic of Singapore Air Force Collaborate on Coating Systems

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH – The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL’s) Coatings and Corrosion Teams are dedicated to providing the latest state-of-the art coating systems for aerospace products to enable the Warfighter to…

Army Project Turns to Nature for Help With Self-Healing Material

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — An Army-funded project developed a self-healing material patterned after squid ring teeth protein. The biodegradable. biosynthetic polymer could be used to repair materials that are under continual repetitive movement, such…

Researchers Create Materials-by-Design for Future Army

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD — For centuries, the standard recipe for metals development has been to take useful metals and add a small amount of other elements to enhance performance. Today, materials scientists are seeking a new…