GRX-810 is an oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloy which can reportedly endure temperatures over 2,000⁰F, is more malleable, and can survive more than 1,000 times longer than other alloys, according to NASA. These new alloys can be used to build aerospace parts for high temperature applications, such as those inside aircraft and rocket engines.
To develop the alloy, researchers used computational models to determine its composition and used 3D printing to uniformly disperse nanoscale oxides throughout the alloy, which provides improved high-temperature properties and durable performance. NASA says that this process is more efficient, cost effective, and cleaner than conventional manufacturing methods.
"The nanoscale oxide particles convey the incredible performance benefits of this alloy," said Dale Hopkins, deputy project manager at NASA. "Previously, an increase in tensile strength usually lowered a material’s ability to stretch and bend before breaking, which is why our new alloy is remarkable."