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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Additive Manufacturing of Multifunctional Materials

Location

Munitions Directorate, RW/Assessment & Demonstration Division

RO# Location
13.45.01.B7694 Eglin Air Force Base, FL 325426810

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Schrand, Amanda M amanda.schrand.2@us.af.mil 850.882.1538

Description

The goal of our team is to develop, demonstrate, and implement additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to rapidly design, prototype, and manufacture critical munitions components such as survivable fuze electronics, reactive structures and energetic materials for modular, flexible weapons. Specific topics of interest include (1) increasing lethality of miniaturized weapons, (2) development of fuze components for small form factor/miniature warhead concepts, (3) use of alternative processing techniques for explosives and energetic materials, (4) development of additive manufacturing processes for lightweight, cellular warhead cases and embedded fuze housings and (5) creation of reactive structural materials that offer strength and also energy on demand. A successful candidate will possess a multidisciplinary experimental background in Materials Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and other relevant Science & Engineering fields with a strong publication record. Candidates with experience in AM design and demonstration preferred.

 

Keywords:
Additive manufacturing; 3D printing; Multifunctional materials; Fuze; Ordnance;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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