Upcoming Events with Elementum 3D

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Are you interested in knowing…

if there is a suitable additive manufacturing (AM) material that can perform at temperatures above 1000°C with exceptional tensile, creep and dispersion performance? Or what are the next high-quality metal alloy and refractory powders being developed to fill the gap between having a revolutionary application concept and achieving printability of the next advancement in medical, energy, automotive and aerospace? If so, save the date on your calendar and register for the Emerging AM Materials webinar to learn what’s next in AM material development.


The 1.5 hour “Bridging the Gap” webinar will include presentations from four of the top AM material experts in the world and a 20-minute Q&A round table discussion following the presentations.

Gain materials insights on…

  • Space Robotics
  • Extreme environments
  • Magnetic performance
  • Carbide cutting tools and gears
  • Metal matrix composites
  • Oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloy design
  • Refractory, aluminum, and copper alloy design


Elementum 3D

Senior Research Scientist (SRS)/
Principal Section Technologist

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Materials Research Engineer
NASA Glenn Research Center

VP of Technology
6K Additive

Past Events

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.

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. 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.

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.