Elementum 3D and SLM Solutions Enable More Powder Choices for Additive Manufacturing Users

  • The cooperative approach allows customers to unlock an extension of SLM Solutions’ current powder portfolio and discover a new tier of exciting and unexpected material properties.
  • The companies are committed to unifying their technology and expertise to push the boundaries of metal powder capabilities and performance so others can achieve innovation.
  • Elementum 3D’s broad range of high-performance materials and adaptable properties – combined with SLM Solution’s industry-leading selective laser melting options – offers application developers more freedom to make sound material choices.  

Lubeck, Germany. 31 March 2021. For companies looking for more than industry standard powders to create advanced products, the unified approach between SLM Solutions and Elementum 3D enables it. Now, SLM Solutions customers can benefit from the best systems globally while gaining access to previously unavailable powders care of Elementum 3D.

While SLM Solutions already offers superior standard powders, Elementum 3D is an expert in producing advanced metals, ceramics, and composites, setting it apart from other powder developers. “It’s imperative to provide every manufacturer with the option to adopt the disruptive power of additive manufacturing and having the right materials available that will meet their specific needs is the first step,” said Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein, president and founder of Elementum 3D.

Industries such as aerospace, space, automotive, and defense have continued to seek out metal AM as a viable option to advance application innovation. Still, the limited diversity of metal materials, especially aluminum, has traditionally blocked those initiatives. Elementum 3D makes it possible to leap over those material hurdles and clear the way for modernizing application development.

Recently, Elementum 3D implemented an SLM®280 system to test and define new powder development. Need new material development? No problem. Need specific parameter sets? Sure! “It’s great to have partners like Elementum 3D that focuses on meeting the extended needs and desires of our customer base,” said Charlie Grace, Chief Sales Officer at SLM Solutions.

Modern additive manufacturing is defined by a freedom that allows users to push and expand what’s possible. Elementum 3D and SLM Solutions have embraced this mindset through the continuous development of industry machines and materials.

About Elementum 3D:

Elementum 3D is an additive manufacturing research and development company specializing in the creation of advanced metals, composites, and ceramics. Our innovative materials help meet the 3D printing industry’s ever-growing demand for greater selection and expand on the capabilities of additive manufacturing. Their goal is to lead the industry in high-performance materials technology. They are located in Colorado.

About SLM Solutions:

SLM Solutions is an integrated solutions provider and metal tech partner. The company takes a vested interest in customer’s long-term success with metal additive manufacturing. Robust Selective Laser Melting machines optimize fast, reliable, and cost-efficient part production. SLM Solutions’ experts work with customers at each stage of the process to provide support that elevates the technology’s use and ensures their return on investment is maximized. A publicly-traded company, SLM Solutions Group AG is headquartered in Germany, with offices in Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, and the United States.