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AFIT: Symposium focuses on future impact of additive manufacturing

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 9:25 AM


            Dr. Adedeji Badiru, Capt. Andrew Lingenfelter, Jessica Smith and Maj. Ryan O’Hara stand with samples made from Air Force Institute of Technology’s state-of-the-art metal additive manufacturing system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Katie Scott)
Dr. Adedeji Badiru, Capt. Andrew Lingenfelter, Jessica Smith and Maj. Ryan O’Hara stand with samples made from Air Force Institute of Technology’s state-of-the-art metal additive manufacturing system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Katie Scott)

The digital engineering and manufacturing environment continues to be a vital component of the relationship between the private and public sectors. Additive manufacturing has revolutionized prototyping and has grown to become one of the more innovative areas in the aerospace, engineering and medical fields.

The Air Force Institute of Technology Graduate School of Engineering and Management recently hosted the Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Environment Symposium: Enabling Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace and Defense Sector, centered on moving that conversation forward.

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The symposium brought together representatives from defense, industry and academia through keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions and a trade show floor representing 37 companies and regional organizations leading the field. Symposium host Dr. Adedeji Badiru, dean of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, said this is an important time to be having these conversations about manufacturing.

“The emergence of what IBM calls the new-collar workforce makes it imperative that we direct our attention and resources to recent developments in additive manufacturing, which will reshape and revitalize manufacturing enterprises,” Badiru said.

The symposium was held Oct. 30-31 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center. Dr. Paul Hartman, director of AFIT’s Center of Operational Analysis, served as symposium chair.

“This symposium was specifically designed to spur conversations and strengthen the relationships between the public and private sectors in this field,” Hartman said. “The conversations that took place during the event will ultimately have a lasting impact on how we push forward in manufacturing integration.”

Keynote speakers included Michael Schneider as a representative for Kevin Stamey, director of Engineering and Technical Management, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma; and Brig. Gen. Allan Day, director of Logistics, Civil Engineering and Force Protection Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Invited guest speaker Barbara Humpton, president, Siemens Government Technologies, wrapped up the symposium.

“The defense industry will be the cornerstone of this new digital engineering revolution,” Badiru said. “I am delighted that AFIT is playing a leading national role in workforce development for additive manufacturing from a systems integration viewpoint, encompassing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as the visual arts and design disciplines. The human operating environment is changing rapidly,” Badiru said. “This symposium was designed to help coalesce the thoughts and actions needed to fully leverage the wide capabilities of additive manufacturing.”

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Today’s highlights of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 3:40 PM

The gates have opened for the 2018 Dayton Air Show.

>> WATCH LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2018 VECTREN DAYTON AIR SHOW

HIGHLIGHTS: F-22 Raptor takes over Dayton skiesCincinnati’s Redline Aerobatic TeamJet-powered WACO biplane |  Tuskegee Airmen P-51C MustangOracle biplane doesn’t believe in the laws of physics |

Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Gates close at 6 p.m., and will be open again from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

3:35 p.m. U.S. Navy Blue Angels

2:55 p.m. Jet Waco

The Jack Link’s Beef Jerky “Screamin’ Sasquatch” Jet Waco is a highly modified 1929 Taperwing Waco that can fly vertically and has a loud roar to please the crowds.

2:40 p.m. Tora, Tora, Tora

This is the dramatic recreation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.

 

2:30 p.m. CareFlight Dedication

2:15 p.m. Heritage Flight

2 p.m. U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor

This is a rare appearance in Dayton of the world’s most formidable stealth fighter, which can reach supersonic airspeeds of Mach 1.5 without using the afterburner.

1:47 p.m. Sean Tucker

Sean Tucker, one of the world’s best aviators and recognized as one of the Living Legends of Flight, learned to fly to conquer a fear of flying. He serves as chairman of the Young Eagles Program and works with at-risk children through the Every Kid Can Fly program. He also offers the Sean D. Tucker Young Eagles Essay contest for a chance to win a flight with him ahead of the air show.

1 p.m.: Vicky Benzing

The accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic performer and air racer brings her high-energy and action-packed routine to Dayton for the first time.

 

12:30 p.m.: U.S. Army Golden Knights

The Golden Knights paratroopers, formed in 1959, last appeared in Dayton in 2015. They thrill spectators with intricate canopy work along with their etreme-precision skydiving formations and landings.

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12:24 p.m.: P-51C Red Tail Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” - Watch Here

The aircraft inspires spectators in the air as well as on the ground.

Noon: Redline Tease

The Cincinnati-based aerobatic team returns to the Dayton skies with their formation flying.

 

9 a.m.:

Gates are open for today’s 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m.

Blue Angels show off jet at Air Show

Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Gates close at 6 p.m., and will be open again from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

>> Air show forecast: Warm with chance for showers, storms

>> RTA offers express shuttle service to Vectren Dayton Air Show

>> How to avoid traffic and parking headaches at this weekend’s Vectren Dayton Air Show

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicked out of Red Hen restaurant in Virginia on ‘moral’ grounds

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 12:52 PM

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that her family was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant on Friday by the owner, who cited
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that her family was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant on Friday by the owner, who cited "moral conviction."(Win McNamee/Getty Images)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she and seven members of her family were kicked out of The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia on Friday night.

TMZ first reported that the restaurant’s owner kicked out Sanders and her family out of “moral conviction.” 

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A waiter posted on Facebook that Sanders was in the restaurant for “a total of two minutes” before being asked to leave.

 

Sanders confirmed the incident on Twitter.

“Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left,” Sanders tweeted Saturday. “Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”

 

Sanders’ father, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, tweeted his support, saying it was an act of “bigotry.”

 

The Red Hen’s Facebook and Yelp pages were bombarded with reviews from people from both sides.

While some praised the restaurant, many others said the owner was being “intolerant.”

This comes after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen bolted from a Washington, D.C. Mexican restaurant after protesters confronted her at her table -- with the blessing of the manager.

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Unique area site part of statewide bumble bee study

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 3:16 PM


            Kelly Peterson collects a bumble bee for disease analysis during the insect and plant survey on the 30 acre pollinator habitat. CONTRIBUTED
Kelly Peterson collects a bumble bee for disease analysis during the insect and plant survey on the 30 acre pollinator habitat. CONTRIBUTED

Students from the University of Akron and Ohio State University doing research on habitat for bees and other pollinators were out this week at Fairborn Cement, where a 30-acre field is dedicated to cultivating plants and attracting wildlife.

The research project is part of Ohio Pollinator Week. The Pollinator Stewardship Council partnered with the academic research team to conduct an insect and plant survey at the former mining land at Fairborn Cement.

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The habitat project began two years ago and was funded by a $24,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant secured by Pollinator Stewardship Council with partners Fairborn Cement, Ohio State Beekeepers Association and Medina County Beekeepers Association.

This five-year project follows habitat development on properties from land preparation and seed installation to wildlife and plant population growth and diversity.

The students are part of Dr. Karen Goodell’s lab in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at OSU and Dr. Randy Mitchell’s lab from The University of Akron. The researchers are part of the bumble bee study being conducted by Mitchell.

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The Fairborn Cement habitat is one of three projects that were funded by the grant. In addition, three acres of pollinator habitat has been created at the Dayton Veterans Administration.

Instead of a grassy field, the habitat brings pollinators to the resident veterans’ vegetable gardens and provides diverse forage for area beekeepers’ honey bees.

For more information about these projects, visit pollinatorstewardship.org.

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Here’s how to avoid a major two-day road closure in Huber Heights

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 3:09 PM

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A major thoroughfare in Huber Heights will be closed for two days.

Bellfontaine Road will be closed Monday and Tuesday between Chambersburg Road and Taylorsville Road for instillation of a new water main across the roadway, according to the city.

There will be no local through access, but there will be local access to homes and businesses in the area, primarily from the Taylorsville Road side, said Clerk of Council Anthony Rodgers.

Traffic will be detoured to Brandt Pike.

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