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Elementum 3D now offers the freedom to select a specialized material composition and set optimal property levels for your component.

Materials freedom in additive manufacturing is now available.

Elementum 3D now offers the freedom to select a specialized material composition and set optimal property levels for your component.

Increasing a product’s material performance is vital for its continued success. In some instances, introducing a new material is the only way to attain the needed properties for a new or existing product. In this regard, we support our customers’ needs by going beyond the ability to expand the additive manufacturing (AM) materials library. We offer them “Materials Freedom” — the freedom to customize AM materials and properties to benefit their unique need and the freedom to quickly introduce more efficient and effective products.

Materials freedom is obtained by combining our proven RAM technology with solid understanding of materials and how they interact, allowing for engineered material compositions and properties to meet our customers specific application requirements. We work in close collaboration to ensure that your customized material can be readily adopted in production by verifying the materials are comparable to or exceed existing process technologies.

Materials freedom not only benefits product performance, it helps boost sales, gain market share and increase brand loyalty. Equally, customized additive materials give customers a competitive advantage by differentiating their products from those of their competitors.

Our #1 goal is to provide customers with AM materials and property freedoms so they can successfully integrate their tailored materials with the powerful design freedoms of AM.

Elementum3D is on the cutting edge of high performing additive manufacturing gas-atomized powders.

Is "Materials Freedom" Right for You?

1. Do you have a strategic outcome you hope to achieve?

2. Do you know if material customization will significantly benefit your component?

3. Do you have a component(s) selected to customize?

Please contact us if you are interested in a specific additive material and/or optimizing your component properties.

Jamie Perozzi

VP of Technology 6K Additive

Mr. Perozzi has 20+ years of specialty metals experience with a focus on process, new product development, product management, and application engineering. Before joining 6K, Perozzi spent seven years at AMETEK Specialty Metal Products responsible for quality and process engineering. Prior to Ametek, he spent 10 years at Hitachi Metals – Metglas and 3 years at J&L Specialty Steel. Perozzi holds a BS Metallurgical Engineering degree from Penn State University.

Dr. Timothy Smith

Materials Research Engineer NASA Glenn Research Center

Tim Smith graduated with a PhD in materials science and engineering from Ohio State University in 2016. After graduating, his pathways internship at NASA Glenn research center became a full-time position. His research focuses on high temperature alloy development and characterization. He has contributed to 29 peer-reviewed publications including journals in Nature Communications and Nature Communications Materials. His research has also produced 10 new technology reports and 3 utility patents. He recently received both the Early Career Achievement Medal in 2020 and the Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 2022.

Dr. Douglas Hoffman

Senior Research Scientist (SRS)/ Principal Section Technologist NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Douglas Hofmann is a Senior Research Scientist and Principal at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he serves as the Section Technologist for the Mechanical Fabrication and Test Section. He is also a Lecturer and Visiting Associate at Caltech in the Applied Physics and Materials Science Department. Dr. Hofmann founded JPL’s Metallurgy Facility in 2010, was a charter member of the Materials Development and Manufacturing Technology Group, and helped establish the JPL Additive Manufacturing Center. He is the Principal Investigator of the NASA FAMIS Flight Experiment and was a 2012 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Obama. He has spent more than 12 years working in metal additive manufacturing and has over 30 granted patents and over 60 peer-reviewed publications.

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.