With the evolution of technology and science in the last half century, having discoveries of this magnitude is a remarkable milestone. Thus, the NASA Alloy GRX-810 comes to raise curiosity about this super strong metal. This alloy was developed by the US space agency with the aim of being light and very resistant, having a set of characteristics that no other material has, for the manufacture of components used in space.
At the forefront of space exploration for decades, NASA doesn’t just build rockets and train astronauts. This organization is heavily involved in research in various fields.
NASA: Metal alloy will revolutionize many areas of manufacturing
This week, the Glenn Research Center researchers announced the creation of the aforementioned GRX-810 League. It is a reinforced oxide dispersion (ODS) alloy intended to be used to manufacture components and parts used in aviation and space exploration.
Metal, at least at first glance, is super strong. We are told that it is able to withstand temperatures in excess of 1,093°C and, compared to other high-end materials, is twice as likely to resist fracture, is three and a half times more flexible, and can survive 1,000 times longer. under tension at high temperatures.
The material was created using 3D printing, a process that could also make it very cost-effective from a production standpoint.
The benefits of using Alloy GRX-810 go beyond its features. For example, when this alloy is used in a jet engine, lower fuel consumption and lower operating temperatures are achieved, hence lower maintenance costs.
This discovery is revolutionary for materials development. New types of stronger and lighter materials play a key role as NASA aims to change the future of flight.
Dale Hopkins, deputy director of the Transformational Tools and Technologies (TTT) Project from NASA, the program that gave rise to the league.