3D Systems today announced the successful verification of the properties of GRX-810, Nasa's new laser-melted powder bed superalloy. This revolutionary oxide dispersion strengthened alloy, developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), has exceptional mechanical properties and resistance to extreme temperatures, making it ideal for aerospace applications. GRX-810 could be a game changer for the aerospace industry. Through its oxide dispersion strengthening mechanism, it can offer an unmatched combination of strength, ductility, creep life and heat resistance. These properties make this alloy an ideal candidate for future use in critical components such as rocket engines, turbine blades and exhaust nozzle components.
Using materials provided by NASA, 3D Systems has successfully processed and tested the high temperature mechanical properties of GRX-810 using its industry-leading direct metal printing (DMP) platform. This property verification represents a major milestone, demonstrating the material's performance across different processing equipment and parameters and opening the door to the use of GRX-810 in various aerospace components that require superior performance to traditional nickel-based superalloys.
" Nasa's successful verification of the properties of GRX-810 demonstrates the incredible potential of this new superalloy, not only in terms of performance, but also in its ability to be produced repeatedly" said Michael Shepard, vice president of 3D Systems' aerospace and defense segment. " Our work with this Nasa-supplied material underscores our commitment to pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing and enabling the production of next generation aerospace components. We are excited to be involved in the early stages of this exciting development and look forward to discovering new possibilities with GRX-810."