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May 2023

Product Update

Pure copper properties improved

Pure Copper

To achieve cutting edge performance, there is a constant need for advancements that push the boundaries of technology. Through rigorous materials engineering of our commercially pure copper powder feedstock, Elementum 3D is excited to announce that we have achieved increased relative density, mechanical properties (strength and elongation) and conductivity in printed components at a reduced cost compared to the previous version.

Elementum 3D’s enhanced copper feedstock boasts a remarkable as-printed density of greater than 98% that allows for parts and components with superior structural integrity right off the printer. Furthermore, the improved feedstock offers unprecedented levels of conductivity. We have achieved an exceptional 90% IACS (International Annealed Copper Standard) as-printed. A simple annealing heat treatment can deliver 95% IACS, and, for those in search of the highest possible conductivity, a hot isostatic pressing (HIP) process further enhances the conductivity to an astonishing 98% IACS.

This unprecedented level of conductivity also applies to thermal conductivity and opens up a whole new range of possibilities, particularly for industries reliant on high-performing components that demand cutting edge thermal management solutions.

Optimized Amcopper-100 Properties

A comparison of the properties is shown in the above Table for the annealed condition unless specified otherwise. More details can be found from the AMCopper-100 data sheet on our website

With our improved printable commercially pure copper feedstock, we’re not just providing a product; we’re providing a promise – a promise of unrivaled quality, performance, and endless possibilities to an array of industries such as electronics, aerospace, and automotive.

Team News

Elementum 3D Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Vivek Pathak CfoWe are excited to announced the appointment of Vivek Pathak as our Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Mr. Pathak has more than 30 years of experience in financial leadership positions, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to more than two decades establishing financial infrastructures for high-tech Silicon Valley start-ups in several verticals. He scaled an early-stage biotech company in digital pathology to a successful acquisition by Roche. His diverse experience includes finance, international channel management, corporate strategy, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures in U.S.A., Mexico, France, and India.

“We are delighted to welcome Vivek to our team,” said Elementum 3D President and Founder Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein. “Vivek is the decisive professional we need at the helm of our financials. We have complete confidence in his ability to safeguard the company’s assets and steer Elementum 3D toward our financial goals.”

New employees

Elementum 3D Staff UpdatesJordan Emery – Operations Manager

Vivek Pathak – CFO

Charlie Beecher – Sales Manager

Kathleen Mah – Engineering Intern

Marc Lamoureux – AM Technician I

Ian Desol –AM Technician I

Jose Adame –AM Technician I

Upcoming events


SEMICON West: July 11-13  |  San Francisco, CA USA  |  Booth share with 3D Systems

FORMNEXT – November 7-10  |  Frankfurt, Germany  |  Booth 11.1-C62


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.