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August 2022

2022 Momentum Newsletter
Product Update

Army & Navy STTR Phase I projects kick-off

U. S. Army Sbir | Sttr, Georgia Institute Of Technology, AddiguruElementum 3D recently began work on an Army STTR project that partners with Georgia Tech and Addiguru to improve the reliability of large-format cold spray additive manufacturing (AM). Cold Spray AM offers extremely high deposition rates with the ability to produce large-scale components. With more precise monitoring and control of the deposition process, denser, more dimensionally accurate parts can be achieved to reduce the post-processing time and costs.

With improved process feedback and control, this project intends to demonstrate cold spray additive manufacturing as a highly capable method for producing needed parts near the battlefield or at the point of use, reducing the logistical burden and improving readiness compared to having central storage and transportation of replacement components.

Sbir/Sttr, Ohio State University

In a second project, Elementum 3D is working on a Navy STTR contract in collaboration with Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence. This project is focused on development of a robust and reliable additive manufacturing and post-processing workflow for printing high-power, vacuum electron devices (VEDs) and radiofrequency (RF) components from a heat dissipating and corrosion resistant copper-nickel alloy. VEDs and RF waveguides and other components are often complex to produce, requiring manual bending and joining processes.

Successful additive manufacturing of these components will allow for faster, more economical production and innovations in printing complex assemblies and networks of components with improved performance.

Ursa Major partners with Elementum 3D to increase propulsion

Ursa Major PartnershipRocket propulsion manufacturer Ursa Major and

Elementum 3D have more in common than having their headquarters in Colorado, they both strive to build the highest performing components using additive manufacturing (AM) technology. This unified desire was put to the test when Ursa Major challenged themselves to create a more sustainable copper combustion chamber to support the U.S. propulsion industry.  

Ursa Major partnered with Elementum 3D to print a copper alloy combustion chamber that would be lighter, more reliable and with better engine performance. They relied on Elementum 3D’s expert knowledge of their proprietary copper materials and printing processes to effectively print a chamber that would allow for increased propulsion.

Working in tandem with Elementum 3D proved to be the right choice for this project. Our intimate understanding and proficiency in printing quality copper components made it possible for Ursa Major to 3D print their next-generation combustion chamber out of copper. Advancements in propulsion systems like this project are the key to a sustainable aerospace industry and it’s nice to know that Colorado companies remain at the forefront.

Team News

Let’s get connected and inspired together at IMTS 2022

Elementum 3D is pleased to announce our attendance at 2022 IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the largest and longest-running industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere. As usual, the show will be at Chicago’s McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, September 12-17.

You can find our team of additive manufacturing (AM) materials experts at exhibition booth 433128, located in the West building, level 3. They are ready to guide attendees towards the right material to take their revolutionary part designs and application concepts to production or educate them on how advancements in AM materials and processes are enhancing the modern manufacturer’s ability to overcome production challenges, improve part quality, and reduce the cost and time to market.

We look forward to seeing you on the show floor!

Vivit Us At Imts 2022


Cyber security initiative update

Elementum 3D continues to put the utmost importance on protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and data. As part of this ongoing priority, Elementum 3D has proactively enrolled in a National Security Agency (NSA) program offered to the US Defense Industrial Base to perform vulnerability scanning to assess our networks and systems for vulnerabilities and facilitate security improvements where applicable. Elementum 3D values the confidentiality of data in our possession and strives to meet and exceed compliance requirements.

Last Month'S Articles

Corporate culture grows in the mud

E3D Tough Mudder

On July 24, Elementum 3D employees teamed up to test their limits physically and mentally at the “Tough Mudder” event located in Byers, Colorado. This was the third straight year the “Elementum 3D TOUGH” team has crossed the muddy finish line.

The Tough Mudder is more than just a grueling 10-mile course with 25 uniquely challenging obstacles, it is our annual teambuilding outing. Completing the muddy event together certainly tested everyone’s stamina, agility, and skill, but it also built connections with teammates from different departments, improved company morale, and inspired some friendly competition with every muddy step.


Patrick Callard Chief Marketing Officer

Patrick Callard earned a B.B.A. in advertising from Western Michigan University in 1990. He provides over 30 years of experience in marketing communications, new business development and market outreach.
He has managed multiple marketing projects and budgets for a variety of services and products.

Patrick also successfully grew an IT consulting business from a two-man basement business to a profitable eight employee business in 4-years. Patrick’s daily focus is to unify customer experience, brand purpose, creative communication, and marketing technology to drive the growth of the business.

Tyler Blumenthal

Tyler Blumenthal

Sales Manager, RPM Innovations, Inc.

Tyler’s message will key on blown powder Directed Energy Deposition (L-DED) for AM and repair and why this process is being realized by industry as one of the key pillars in printing thin wall part structures and large part envelope requirements.

Shawn Allan

Shawn Allan

Vice President, Lithoz America, LLC

Shawn will reveal how Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing (LCM) is producing high resolution, high performance technical ceramics that can serve a wide range of applications and structural materials, such as alumina, zirconia, and silicon nitride. He will also touch on how LCM has progressed into multi-material components incorporating ceramics and metals.

Jeff Lints

Jeff Lints

Founder/CEO, Fortius Metals, Inc.

Jeff’s presentation will focus on the advances in wire DED, including welding processes for wire DED (arc, laser, and e-beam), next-generation alloys for large format metal 3D printing, and use cases that can benefit from replacing large forgings, replacing large machined billets, and producing advanced tooling — enabling next generation designs.

Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein

President/Founder Elementum 3D

Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein is the founder and president of Elementum 3D in Erie, CO. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy at the Colorado School of Mines. Jacob has been researching, teaching, or consulting on topics such as casting and powder metallurgy for the last 14 years. Elementum 3D’s work with powder bed laser additive manufacturing is based on these principles. In addition, is thesis work in thermodynamics and formation kinetics of metal matrix composites is directly related to all 3D printing processes.