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December 2021

2021 Momentum Newsletter
Product Update

Printability of nickel-based Alloy 230 solved

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 developed an experimentally validated integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) framework to explain and solve printability issues including microcracking in nickel superalloys. The Phase I validation work demonstrated LPBF printing of a custom Alloy 230 with an improved crack-free microstructure and superior tensile properties compared to both the printed and wrought form unmodified alloy.

This material is based upon work supported by the Office of Naval Research under Contract No. N68335-21-C-0429. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Office of Naval Research

Elementum 3D Printing Materials

AM materials breakthrough

Elementum 3D and partner Altius Space Machines have achieved exciting results in a NASA Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) project. The team developed and demonstrated laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) additive manufacturing (AM) of iron cobalt alloy for soft magnetic applications including large diameter Hall effect thrusters. Traditionally produced soft magnetic alloys either don’t have the strength or are not available in the large form factors needed for large structures. The printed results showed improved mechanical properties compared to the wrought alloy combined with breakthrough magnetic properties compared to previous LPBF research efforts. These results open the door for AM production of Hall effect thrusters as well as soft magnetic components for commercial space and terrestrial applications.

Am Materials Breakthrough
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Elementum 3D’s Additive manufacturing (AM) materials development relationship with BEAMIT is greatly benefitting the Energy and Aerospace industry. By pulling their unique technologies and AM expertise together they have brought to market a printable René 80 alloy. The introduction of the René 80-RAM1 powder pushes the combustion efficiency of applications operating at the most extreme temperatures to impossible levels when produced using conventional technologies…



Patrick Callard Chief Marketing Officer

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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.