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 13 years. Elementum 3D’s work with powder bed laser additive manufacturing is based on these principles. In addition, his thesis work in thermodynamics and formation kinetics of metal matrix composites is directly related to all 3D printing processes.