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Nickel Exhaust System Part - In625-Ram2

The Most Advanced Nickel Superalloys

In addition to traditional versions of gas-atomized, nickel alloy additive manufacturing powders, Elementum 3D offers innovative, dispersion-strengthened nickel AM powders with advanced features, thanks to our proprietary RAM (Reactive Additive Manufacturing) process.

RAM gives nickel alloy additive manufacturers the opportunity to 3D print more types of components. These nickel alloy AM powders are mixed with ceramic elements, yielding dispersion-strengthened metal matrix composite (MMC) nickel powders with optimal flow and superior product performance, even in the most challenging environments.

Our nickel alloy powders come in a range of formulations, sizes, and shapes for use in:

Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) additive processes, also referred to as selective laser melting (SLM) and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS).
Blown powder directed energy deposition.
Other leading powder additive manufacturing processes.

We also formulate and test innovative RAM-based formulations of nickel alloy AM powders to provide the specific alloy properties the client requires.

Elementum’s RAM Nickel Alloy Additive Manufacturing Powders

In our patented RAM process, we mix gas-atomized nickel alloy materials with ceramic particulates to deliver nickel alloy powders with higher performance than unmodified, off-the-shelf varieties.

This can make all the difference for manufacturers that need to reliably 3D print their nickel-based components with characteristics like:

  • Excellent mechanical strength and creep resistance so products maintain their form over time at high temperatures and under high force or stress loads.
  • Good surface stability.
  • High levels of corrosion and oxidation resistance.
  • Greater tensile strength at room and high temperature.

More Information on RAM and MMC

Our RAM technology utilizes exothermic chemical reactions to synthesize product materials during the additive process, forming the desired metal matrix composite.

MMCs have a continuous metal matrix phase and one or more additional phases, such as sub-micron ceramic reinforcements. Combining different materials in this way can produce a unique and advantageous set of high-performance properties for the part.

The MMC formulations are customized by varying the:

  • Type and fraction of the reinforcement material.
  • Size and shape of the reinforcement.
  • Production methods.

Thanks to the RAM process, many previously un-weldable and unprintable nickel alloys are now available for 3D metal printing with enhanced processing flow and spreadability.

Elementum3D is a reliable source of high performing nickel alloy additive manufacturing gas-atomized powders.

AM Powder Research & Development Services

Our team of additive manufacturing materials experts also provides materials and application development guidance for our customers. We custom-mix and then test new varieties of nickel alloy powders based on a customer’s detailed product specifications and their 3D printing processes. We also advise them on application processes to improve reliability, yields, and part performance.


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.