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NASA Glenn Earns R&D 100 Award 

R&D Magazine and a panel of experts have chosen NASA’s Glenn Research Center’s GRX-810: A 3D Printable Alloy Designed for Extreme Environments as one of the 100 most technologically significant new products of the past year to receive the prestigious 2023 R&D 100 Award.   

NASA Alloy GRX–810, an oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloy, can endure temperatures over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, is more malleable, and can survive more than 1,000 times longer than existing state-of-the-art alloys. These new alloys can be used to build aerospace parts for high temperature applications, like those inside aircraft and rocket engines, because ODS alloys can withstand harsher conditions before reaching their breaking point. 

Three men pose for a photo in a lobby at NASA's Glenn Research Center.
GRX-810 development team Aaron Thompson, Dr. Timothy Smith, and Dr. Christopher Kantzos.
NASA/Sara Lowthian-Hanna

Congratulations to the team of Dr. Timothy Smith (co-lead), Dr. Christopher Kantzos (co-lead), Robert Carter, Dr. Michael Kulis, and Aaron Thompson. 

Established in 1963, the R&D 100 Awards is the only S&T (science and technology) awards competition that recognizes new commercial products, technologies, and materials for their technological significance that are available for sale or license. With this year’s recognition, the center’s total number of R&D 100 innovation awards—commonly referred to as the Oscars of Inventions—rises to 128.  

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