Elementum 3D – Revolutionizing the Development of Additive Manufacturing Powder
Advances in additive manufacturing (AM) printing processes, including laser powder bed fusion (LPBF), powder and wire direct energy deposit, and binder jet, are happening at a breathtaking pace.
One aspect of this incredible evolution is the new varieties of additive manufacturing powders that can be used as the raw material in the additive manufacturing (3D printing) process. Our materials provide unique, enhanced functionality to the final product and they are accelerating metal 3D printing (3DP) beyond what the manufacturing industry thought was possible.
What are Elementum 3D additive manufacturing powders?
Our metal, ceramic and composite powders and their variations have unique properties that give an additive manufactured product enhanced properties, such as strength, conductivity, ductility, low magnetic permeability, durability, hardness, stability, heat resistance, and others.
These properties, in turn, make the manufactured product ideally suited for the demanding environments and the precise tolerances required in industries like aerospace, automotive, energy, defense, healthcare, and tooling.
What makes Elementum 3D powders different?
We achieve these high-performance properties in our AM powders through our proprietary, patented Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM) technology. The versatile RAM process combines reaction synthesis with additive manufacturing that enables 3D printing of previously unprintable advanced metals, ceramics, and composites. RAM powders exhibit greatly improved properties compared to current state of the art 3D printing materials.
What materials are used for additive manufacturing powders?
We offer additive manufacturing powders within six metal alloy categories, and we will also explore or incorporate other metals at a customer’s request. Some of these powders also contain ceramics for additional functionality.
This range of products is possible thanks to our patented, proprietary Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM) technology. RAM not only makes it possible to print previously unattainable aluminum materials, but it enhances these products thanks to the inclusion of very fine microstructures obtained through energetic reactions. These microstructures enable faster production speeds and substantially reduced equipment costs.