Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has emerged as a transformative approach to industrial production lately. As 3D printing continues to mature, the manufacturing industry is opening a universe of new opportunities for this technology. On the front lines of additive manufacturing innovation is American Elements. American Elements’ catalog of more than 35,000 products, including metals, alloys, and ceramic powders, makes it the leading manufacturer of advanced materials for additive manufacturing (AM), 3D printing, and rapid prototyping (RP) in the aerospace, automotive, biomedical devices, dental, consumer electronics, and defense industries across the world.
Devoted exclusively to producing advanced materials both in bulk and research quantities, American Elements provides materials science research & development programs. These programs have been a key resource for corporate, government & academic new product development for over two decades. With deep expertise in the properties, applications, and cost-effective manufacturing of advanced and engineered materials, American Elements meets the needs of thousands of global manufacturers in a wide variety of industries. The company provides both technical guidance and manufactured products along with customer-specific formulations from its wide network of production facilities strategically spread throughout the world.
Since 1990, American Elements has been instrumental in enabling numerous fundamental technological breakthroughs, owing to its ability to cost-effectively scale lab top successes to industrial scale production. American Elements manufactures water and gas atomized, spherical metallic and spray-dried ceramic powders with consistent microstructure and tightly controlled morphology tailored as per the unique requirements of customers. The company’s powder products are engineered in such a way they are agglomerate-free with extremely low oxygen and carbon content, enhanced flowability and processability, high strength-to-weight ratios, and optimal performance for a wide range of additive manufacturing techniques.
Additionally, American Elements’ efficient production processes and technologically-enhanced materials allow for the manufacturing of innovative components in a highly economical manner.
Backed by a team of engineers with extensive industry experience, the company assists customers in all stages of the 3D printing process, from design to testing.
American Elements manufactures a comprehensive catalog of alloy materials—AEAlloys—in a multitude of forms and compositions. What strengthens the competitive advantage of American Elements is that it custom manufactures all materials according to customer specifications in terms of shape, size, purity, and composition. The company offers vacuum-casting expertise to its customers to manufacture custom and specialty performance alloys for industries such as aerospace, defense, metallurgy, and research. American Elements holds a strong track record of producing numerous custom alloys composed of rare earth (neodymium, cerium, and lanthanum), platinum group metals (platinum, gold, silver, and palladium), and transition metals (copper, nickel, and steels) to solve the unique challenges of customers. Custom alloys are available in the form of a foil, powder, wire, plate, sputtering target, and in various dimensions.
American Elements meets the needs of thousands of global manufacturers in a wide variety of industries.
On the other hand, American Elements offers both finished ceramics and a variety of forms of ceramic compounds. Finished ceramic materials include bricks and crucibles of refractory ceramics, porous structures for structural components or catalyzing the manufacturing process and standard forms such as rods, balls, and foams. The company also provides ceramic compounds, including sputtering targets, powders, and nanopowders. The company’s advanced ceramic powders are tested and certified on a plethora of additional performance basis, among which strength, density, stability, flowability and ionic or electric conductivity/resistivity predominate. Adhering to the highest standards across all aspects of our manufacturing, the company is dedicated to the highest possible quality control and lot-to-lot consistency. With a steadfast commitment to be at the forefront of creating a sustainable planet, American Elements continues to innovate and deliver raw materials in a socially responsible manner.