Past Webinar Archive
Bridging the Gap Between 3D Printing & Aluminum

Bridging The Gap Live Webinar

Why has aluminum emerged as one of the most desired metal 3D Printing (3DP) materials?


What compelling advances in materials development have made the near-impossible goal of printing high-strength aluminum alloys possible in laser powder bed fusion (PBF-LB)?


How are engineers applying its beneficial properties to real-world additively manufactured applications?

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 27 to learn more. Technical experts from 3D Systems and Elementum 3D will share exciting new applications and explain how high-strength aluminum alloys and reliable AM processes are meeting the requirements of industry today. An interactive Q&A session will follow.

Expect to walk away with valuable insights into the capabilities of high-strength aluminum alloys for AM in critical industrial applications.

Meet the Experts

Chloe Johnson

Chloe Johnson, Materials Scientist & Aluminums Lead, Elementum 3D, Inc.

PhD, Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines.

Dr. Chloe Johnson specializes in aluminum alloys, focusing on research and development of these alloys as well as partnering with customers and collaborators to explore new or specific applications. She received her PhD from Colorado School of Mines in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 2022, her thesis focusing on in-situ and ex-situ microstructural characterization of E3D’s A6061-RAM alloys produced using PBF-LB. Additionally, while studying for her undergraduate degree at Clemson University (Clemson, SC) in Materials Science and Engineering she worked with other material types, including composites, ceramics, and powder materials.

Jeremy Iten

Jeremy Iten, Materials Scientist & CTO, Elementum 3D, Inc.

PhD, Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines.

Dr. Jeremy Iten has over 20 years of experience in materials development with a focus on powder metallurgy, welding and joining, additive manufacturing, and reaction synthesis-based processing. He is co-inventor of Elementum 3D’s patented reactive additive manufacturing (RAM) technology. In his 7 years at Elementum 3D, Dr. Iten has led the commercialization of many new-to-AM alloys and associated processes including introducing a family of high-performance RAM aluminum alloys. One of these alloys, A7050-RAM2, won the materials gold medal at the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics held by the U.S. Air Force’s Rapid Sustainment Office.

Dustin Crouse

Dustin Crouse, Senior Application Development Engineer, Application Innovation Group, 3D Systems

Dustin joined 3D Systems in 2014 after completing his master’s degree in Material Science from Colorado School of Mines. He provides technical consulting and applications development for customers implementing metal AM into their manufacturing processes. He also drives new material development and supportless printing technologies on the DMP Flex 350 system.

Aaron Schmitz

Aaron Schmitz, Process & Validation Engineer, 3D Systems

Graduating with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and The Ohio State University respectively Aaron has been working with metal powder bed fusion additive manufacturing for 4 years.  Initially Aaron worked primarily on aerospace applications with GE Additive and GE Aviation as a mechanical design engineer focused on additive manufacturing.  More recently Aaron has focused on process and validation engineering in the metal powder bed fusion process with 3D Systems, including parameter development for Elementum 3D’s A6061-RAM2 material on the Flex 350 system.

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.