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July 2022

2022 Momentum Newsletter
Team News

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.

Last Month'S Articles

New fatigue report proves A7050-RAM2 outperforms 7050 wrought

Elementum 3D’s A7050-RAM2 aluminum alloy, developed specifically for additive manufacturing, recently completed room temperature fatigue testing, and is shown below together with 7050 wrought aluminum alloy MMPDS raw data. The testing on both materials was performed with a stress amplitude of R-ratio of -1 and used a testing run-out of 10,000,000 cycles for the A7050-RAM2 material. Wrought AA7050 is used for applications needing high toughness, strength, fatigue resistance, and stress corrosion cracking resistance and is used in many industries, especially in the aerospace sector. 

Fatigue testing helps determine a material’s ability to withstand cyclic loading conditions. Fatigue in metals and alloys can lead to the failure of a material at stresses well below the yield point of a material through repeated loading of the material in service. The fatigue life of a material is evaluated based on how many cycles it takes for a material to fail at a given stress cycle.

New Fatigue Report

Connecting to Elementum 3D’s complete materials ecosystem just got easier!

New Production Partners PageOur new interactive Production Partners webpage is constructed to simplify your search for an additive manufacturing (AM) material and a production solution. We are providing the most efficient solution for you to find, research, and purchase from one of our qualified powder distributors the perfect material for your part production, in addition to pinpointing an experienced contract manufacturer for your part production.

Our Production Partners page features two sections:

  • Powders – featuring friendly dropdowns which enable you to select the most qualified material for your printing initiative and distributors
  • Parts – featuring a list of qualified partners who are experienced and experts at printing parts with our high-performance materials

We value and respect your desire to rely on us to provide world-class AM products and direct you to turn-key parts production providers; all leading to a comprehensive and turn-key materials ecosystem. Together and with our Production Partners, we will assist you with the advancement of your innovations.


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.