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September 2023

Product Update

U.S. Army leverages Elementum 3D technology for future readiness

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Elementum 3D was recently awarded a Phase II SBIR contract with the U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) to develop high-strength aluminum additive manufacturing (AM) for enhanced readiness. We are honored to support the AFC’s pursuit to expand critical capabilities with this work. A deeper dive into the Phase II work will be revealed in the October issue of Momentum.

The Army Futures Command purpose is to transform the Army to ensure war-winning preparedness. Its essential functions include future operational environment, research, concepts, experimentation, requirements and integration. The AFC impacts the modernization of long range precision fires, next generation combat vehicles, future vertical lifts, air and missile defense, and network and Soldier lethality.

Impacting other government agencies adoption of AM has been a highlight for Elementum 3D for over seven years.

Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Small Business Innovation Research Program Office and the U.S. Army Futures Command.

Team News

Elementum 3D is presenting at ICAM 2023

Icam 2023 ImageWe look forward to seeing you at ICAM in Washington DC, October 30 to November 3, 2023. Dr. Jeremy Iten, CTO at Elementum 3D, will be presenting “Advancing Aluminum Additive Manufacturing: Enabling LPBF-AM of 5000 Series Alloys with Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM)”. Paul Gradl, NASA Principle Engineer, will be presenting on an exciting collaboration with Elementum 3D centered around A6061-RAM2 blown powder laser DED of large-scale parts for propulsion applications!

Upcoming Events


ICAM: October 30 to November 3 | Washington DC | Booth 11.1-C62


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.