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Additive Manufacturing Promising With AF-9628, a High-Strength, Low Cost Steel Developed in Air Force Research Laboratory

Aug 21, 2019 - Targeted News Service

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news:

By Whitney Wetsig

Parts additively manufactured with AF-9628, an Air Force steel, are about 20 percent stronger than conventional AM alloys, in terms of ultimate tensile strength, according to research conducted by Capt. Erin Hager, an Air Force Research Laboratory employee and recent graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology's Aerospace Engineering Program.