2021 Momentum Newsletter

December 2021

Printability of nickel-based Alloy 230 solved Through a Navy Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project, Elementum 3D with Colorado School of Mines Assistant Professor Dr. Jonah Klemm-Toole and Special Aerospace Services have...

2021 Momentum Newsletter


BEAMIT Group develops AM process for Elementum 3D’s nickel-base superalloy René 80-RAM1 powder Elementum 3D’s Additive manufacturing (AM) materials development relationship with BEAMIT is greatly benefitting the Energy and Aerospace industry. By pulling their...

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Elementum 3D expands equipment breadth and depth The significant increase in equipment purchases in 2021 correlates with rapid growth in human resources during COVID-19. Both contribute to Elementum 3D’s agility, responsiveness, and dedication to...

2021 Momentum Newsletter

September 2021

Phase III Expansion awarded by NASA Elementum is excited to begin work printing new GRCop-42 propulsion components for NASA MSFC. This work is an expansion of our Phase III SBIR contract with NASA and will utilize...

2021 Momentum Newsletter


Materials development requests on the rise The ability to 3D print custom and industry standard metals has been at the top of most additive manufacturing (AM) user’s wish list since the first 3D printed...

2021 Momentum Newsletter


Elementum 3D adds SPEE3D’s cold spray AM technology On July 27, 2021, Elementum 3D announced the acquisition of a SPEE3D cold spray metal 3D printing technology. With the addition of a WarpSPEE3D metal 3D...

2021 Momentum Newsletter

June 2021

Two SBIR Phase I grants awarded Elementum 3D In May 2021, NASA awarded a SBIR Phase I grant to Elementum 3D. The SBIR is centered around the development of additively manufactured soft magnetic materials...

2021 Momentum Newsletter

March 2021

Elementum 3D and SLM Solutions enables more powder choices for additive manufacturing users SLM Solutions and Elementum 3D are unified in their desire to offer companies looking for more than industry standard powders the...

Jamie Perozzi

VP of Technology 6K Additive

Mr. Perozzi has 20+ years of specialty metals experience with a focus on process, new product development, product management, and application engineering. Before joining 6K, Perozzi spent seven years at AMETEK Specialty Metal Products responsible for quality and process engineering. Prior to Ametek, he spent 10 years at Hitachi Metals – Metglas and 3 years at J&L Specialty Steel. Perozzi holds a BS Metallurgical Engineering degree from Penn State University.

Dr. Timothy Smith

Materials Research Engineer NASA Glenn Research Center

Tim Smith graduated with a PhD in materials science and engineering from Ohio State University in 2016. After graduating, his pathways internship at NASA Glenn research center became a full-time position. His research focuses on high temperature alloy development and characterization. He has contributed to 29 peer-reviewed publications including journals in Nature Communications and Nature Communications Materials. His research has also produced 10 new technology reports and 3 utility patents. He recently received both the Early Career Achievement Medal in 2020 and the Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 2022.

Dr. Douglas Hoffman

Senior Research Scientist (SRS)/ Principal Section Technologist NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Douglas Hofmann is a Senior Research Scientist and Principal at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he serves as the Section Technologist for the Mechanical Fabrication and Test Section. He is also a Lecturer and Visiting Associate at Caltech in the Applied Physics and Materials Science Department. Dr. Hofmann founded JPL’s Metallurgy Facility in 2010, was a charter member of the Materials Development and Manufacturing Technology Group, and helped establish the JPL Additive Manufacturing Center. He is the Principal Investigator of the NASA FAMIS Flight Experiment and was a 2012 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Obama. He has spent more than 12 years working in metal additive manufacturing and has over 30 granted patents and over 60 peer-reviewed publications.

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.