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3D Systems Verifies Performance of NASA's New Super Alloy GRX-810, Paving the Way for Advanced Aerospace Applications

21 April 2023

ROCK HILL, S.C., April 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced the successful verification of properties for NASA's groundbreaking new laser powder bed fusion super alloy, GRX-810. This revolutionary oxide dispersion-strengthened alloy, developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), demonstrates exceptional mechanical properties and resistance to extreme temperatures, making it ideal for aerospace applications. GRX-810 is a potential game-changer for the aerospace industry. Through its oxide dispersion strengthening mechanism it can offer an unparalleled combination of strength, ductility, creep life, and heat resistance. These properties make the alloy an ideal candidate for future use in critical components such as rocket engines, turbine blades, and exhaust nozzle components.

Working with material provided by NASA, 3D Systems has successfully processed and tested the elevated temperature mechanical properties of GRX-810 using its industry-leading Direct Metal Printing (DMP) platform. This verification of properties represents a major milestone, demonstrating the performance of the material across different equipment and processing parameters and further opening the door for the use of GRX-810 in various aerospace components that require superior performance to traditional nickel-based super alloys.

"The successful verification of the reported NASA GRX-810 properties is a testament to the incredible potential of this new super alloy, not only in its performance but in its capability to be produced repeatably," said Dr. Michael Shepard, vice president, aerospace & defense segment, 3D Systems. "Our work with this material provided by NASA underscores our commitment to pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing and enabling the production of next-generation aerospace components. We are thrilled to be part of the early stages of this exciting development and look forward to unlocking new possibilities with GRX-810."

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About 3D Systems
More than 35 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions partner, we bring innovation, performance, and reliability to every interaction - empowering our customers to create products and business models never before possible. Thanks to our unique offering of hardware, software, materials, and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of our application engineers who collaborate with customers to transform how they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in healthcare and industrial markets such as medical and dental, aerospace & defense, automotive, and durable goods. More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.

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