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March 2022

2022 Momentum Newsletter
Product Update


3D Printing + Aluminum Webinar

Bridging The Gap Live Webinar

Elementum 3D invites you to attend its one-hour co-hosted “Bridging the Gap” webinar on Wednesday, April 27, at 11am (EDT). The third installment of this webinar series will present valuable insights into the capabilities of high-strength aluminum alloys and their impact on critical industrial applications. Technical experts from 3D Systems and Elementum 3D will spotlight 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.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn why aluminum has emerged as the most desired 3D printing (3DP) metal material.
  • Understand how revolutionary advances in materials development and printer technology have made the near-impossible goal of printing high-strength aluminum alloys possible.
  • See real-world examples of how the availability of advanced aluminum alloys is impacting the advancement of new and innovative applications.


Meet the Experts

Chloe Johnson

Chloe Johnson, Materials Scientist & Aluminums Lead
PhD, Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines
Elementum 3D, Inc.

Jeremy Iten

Jeremy Iten, Materials Scientist & CTO
PhD, Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines
Elementum 3D, Inc.

Aaron Schmitz

Aaron Schmitz, Process & Validation Engineer
3D Systems

Dustin Crouse

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

Team News

Elementum 3D exhibits “Live” in Chicago and Detroit

Elementum 3D will be exhibiting its revolutionary technology and materials at two premier annual events showcasing the game changing benefits of AM — Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), April 3-7, in Chicago, IL (Booth# 68) and Space Symposium April 4-7, in Colorado Springs, CO (Booth# 810). Both events present the perfect opportunity to have our materials scientists, engineers, and sales team onsite to meet AM users face-to-face and gain valuable insights into their materials needs. We are honored to exhibit Elementum 3D’s technology, resources, expert knowledge and experience at both industry leading events.

Additive Manufacturing Users Group
AMUG is a global conference designed for users, by users. The central focused of this event is on accelerating the education and advancement of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Participating in AMUG offers engineers, designers, managers, and educators from around the world the rare opportunity to share their expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in AM with other likeminded users of all commercial additive manufacturing technologies.
37Th Space Symposium
Space Symposium is the premier event for global space professionals. Year after year, the Space Symposium attracts the most influential caliber of participants, exhibitors, and speakers from all sectors of the space ecosystem. Its extraordinary venue and the structure of the agenda create the perfect environment to examine space issues from multiple perspectives, to promote dialogue, and to focus attention on the future of space.
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Elementum 3D materials under the microscope

Elementum 3Ds State Of The Art Scanning Electron MicroscopeThe impact and advantages of Elementum 3D’s investment in a state-of-the-art Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) are already paying dividends to our customers. The Phenom ParticleX SEM optimizes our material scientist’s, metallurgist’s, and engineer’s ability to research, develop and supply the highest quality powders with greater precision. The SEM will support our quality assurance initiative to reduce potential issues that could interrupt production timelines, precisely track the source of particle contamination before, during, and after production, and screen for contaminates that may jeopardize future lots of Elementum 3D materials.

“The Phenom SEM is an exciting addition to our lab that will allow us to investigate the finer details of our material instantly, without the lead time of an external lab. The addition of chemical analysis using energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) provides a new tool for us to further explore new frontiers in material design as well as understand and provide quality parts and powders,” said Dr. Chloe Johnson, Materials Scientist.

The Phenom ParticleX has an electron optical magnification range from 160x to 200,000x, making it possible at the high end of the range to analyze and map all material particles at the nanometer scale. The value of examining materials at this scale is substantial. Our materials experts can expand on their ability to confirm the quality and consistency of incoming and outgoing powder materials and solid parts. Moreover, they will now have access to energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) analysis, which is an advanced surface analysis technique that can accurately document the quality and composition of chemical substances and materials that are used in our products.

“The Phenom ParticleX is going to be an invaluable tool to assure that we are suppling the highest quality products from beginning to end; saving time and money down the line,” said Heidi Meador, Metallurgical Lab Manager.

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Staff At Elementum 3D Winter Party

On Friday, February 4th, Elementum 3D hosted its annual Winter Party to celebrate the employees’ hard work and dedication in 2021, as well as the support of their families and all the individuals who have backed Elementum 3D this year and in the past. We are fortunate to have teammates and supporters that are united in their hunger for the success of Elementum 3D.

The event gave all the attendees a chance to relax and spend valuable time connecting socially with others inside and outside their usual work settings. Many were able to truly get to know each other like never before, sharing stories and their passions outside of work. The Winter Party was the perfect way to honor the fruits of 2021 and to strengthen our commitment, team spirit and working environment in 2022.


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.