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May 2024

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Product Update

A7050-RAM2 receives Aluminum Association registration

Aluminum Association A Logo On 7050-2 PartElementum 3D, a leading developer and supplier of metal additive manufacturing (AM) advanced materials, print parameters, and services proudly announces the registration of its second powder feedstock material with the Aluminum Association (AA). In October, 2023, A6061-RAM2 was registered as 6A61.50, and now A7050-RAM2 has the designation of 7A50.50 with the AA. This endorsement further certifies the quality and printability of high strength AM aluminum alloys.

The Aluminum Association is a champion of global aluminum standards and sustainability. Beyond advocating for aluminum production, suppliers to the industry, recycling, as well as value-added products, the association is actively involved in sustainability research, business intelligence, regulatory and legislative policymakers, and the general public.

Elementum 3D’s A7050-RAM2 is an aerospace and specialty AM aluminum alloy that features a combination of high toughness, high strength, and good resistance to stress corrosion cracking. Like A1000-RAM10, A2024-RAM2, A5083-RAM2, and A6061-RAM2 aluminums, A7050-RAM2 utilizes Elementum 3D’s patented RAM technology, whereby feedstock powder and RAM additions are locally activated by the laser energy during the build process to produce product phases that act as nucleants for the aluminum alloy during solidification. These nucleants produce an equiaxed grain structure to solve the hot tearing and columnar grain problem.

For decades, AM enthusiasts have desired a wider selection of reliable, high-performance aluminum-based feedstocks for AM. We are honored to lead the advancement of metal AM alloy materials with the backing of the Aluminum Association. A7050-RAM2 has been available commercially since 2019 and can be purchased on the Elementum 3D website or by emailing our sales department.

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NASA selects Elementum 3D as co-exclusive licensee of GRX-810 superalloy

Grx-810 GraphicElementum 3D and NASA join forces again! This time we have been selected as one of four co-exclusive licensees of their latest breakthrough high-temperature additive manufacturing alloy — GRX-810.

The breakthrough 3D printable high-temperature metal superalloy powder will be offered to original equipment manufacturers of airplanes and rockets as well as the entire supply chain.

NASA’s goal of the licensing agreement is to quickly accelerate the adoption of GRX-810 to benefit U.S. technologies, industry, and space exploration. Engineers are eager to print with a material capable of creating lighter and thinner engine parts, reducing fuel burn, lowering operating costs, increasing durability, and lowering the tolerance for failure for critical applications.

GRX-810 is an oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloy that can endure higher temperatures and stress. Its strength is derived from the dispersion of tiny particles containing oxygen atoms. The breakthrough superalloy was specifically developed for the extreme temperatures and harsh conditions of aerospace applications, including liquid rocket engine injectors, combustors, turbines, and hot-section components, capable of enduring temperatures up to 1,100 °C. Compared to other alloys, GRX-810 can endure higher temperatures and stress up to 2,500 times longer. It’s also 3.5 times better at flexing before breaking and twice as resistant to oxidation damage.

Over the past nine years, Elementum 3D has gained extensive knowledge and experience in developing, commercializing, and distributing “impossible-to-print” dispersion-strengthened materials similar to GRX-810. As the first to release a strengthened aluminum alloy, Elementum 3D is leader in the materials development field.


“We are excited to be working with Tim Smith and NASA to bring this exceptional new alloy to the commercial market,” said Jeremy Iten, Elementum 3D Chief Technology Officer.

NASA’s investment in developing GRX-810 demonstrates its dedication to advancing additive manufacturing. Elementum 3D and the other co-exclusive licensees now assume the responsibility of investing the time and resources to supply the industry with a stronger, more durable superalloy. 

Upcoming Events

Materials Consortium’s “Unlocking Key Materials in Metal 3D Printing” live event

We invite you to be our guest on June 24th from 6:30-9PM at the Mimo Technik Facility — 24426 S. Main St., Building 704, Carson, CA 90745 (18.1 mi from the RAPID+TCT 2024 event)

Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to be the first to learn about recent metal AM material

achievements and parameters development. Highlights of the event will include materials updates from Dyndrite, Constellium, Sandvik, and Elementum 3D.

Contact our sales department to be personally invited to an event that will unveil

how metal 3D printing materials can elevate component performance and lower

qualification cost and production cost.


Rapid 2024 Event Signature

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.