SLM Solutions & Elementum 3D – metal additive manufacturing partnership

Metal Additive Manufacturing Materials

SLM Solutions and Elementum 3D have announced a partnership that will allow users of SLM metal 3D printing platforms a greater choice of materials.

The companies have come together to cater for additive manufactures looking for materials beyond the industry standard to produce advanced products. It will mean users of SLM Solutions machines will now have access to materials they previously didn’t.

Elementum 3D recently installed an SLM 280 systems to test and define new powder development, while it already has an extensive portfolio of metal additive manufacturing materials. Within its portfolio are aluminium, copper, nickel alloy, steel alloy and tantalum powders which are developed according to the ISO 9001 quality management certification. Last year, the company was also granted patents in the US, Canada and Australia for its Reactive Additive Manufacturing technology which has helped Elementum 3D develop aluminium 1000, 2024, 6061, 7050 and 7075 materials.

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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.