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US Department of Defense Project Partners with Alfred University for Next Generation Military Capabilities

ALFRED, NY – LIFT, the Detroit-based Department of Defense manufacturing innovation institute, announces the launch of a materials characterization and testing project, led by Alfred University, aimed at accelerating the development of materials for hypersonic systems.

A world-class leader in ceramic, ceramic matrix composite (CMC), and glass technologies, Alfred University and its New York State College of Ceramics is supporting physical validation of LIFT’s Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) workflow.

More specifically, the Alfred University team is characterizing material properties of hypersonic-relevant ceramics produced by additive manufacturing techniques in comparison to traditional manufacturing. As material structure and properties can change as a function of temperature and atmosphere, ceramics are being tested in a variety of environments to support hypersonic modeling and testing.

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