Tru-Design LLC wins two 2017 R&D 100 awards from R&D Magazine

Tru-Design LLC was recognized for two innovative product technologies in additive manufacturing

Online PR News – 28-November-2017 – Knoxville, TN – KNOXVILLE, TN – November 20, 2017

Tru-Design LLC wins two 2017 R&D 100 awards from R&D Magazine

Tru-Design LLC was recognized, along with co-developers Polynt-Reichhold Group and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for Large-Format Additive Coating Solutions in the Process/Prototype category. The award for a high temperature coating and a high build room temperature coating for large area additive manufacturing was given at the 55th annual R&D Magazine award ceremony for the top 100 technologically significant new products of the year. In the Mechanical/Materials category, Tru-Design was also an award winner as a co-developer for Additively Printed High Performance Magnets developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The other co-developers of the technology were Ames Laboratory, Critical Materials Institute, Magnet Applications Inc., and Momentum Technologies.

Tru-Design’s CEO Rick Spears stated, “Tru-Design is honored to be recognized in the same company with our nation’s national laboratories and fortune 500 corporations. Our coatings have been instrumental in the usability of large format polymer based additively manufactured tools and products by providing smooth surfaces and vacuum integrity for both room and high temperature applications.”
About Tru-Design LLC

Tru-Design is the world’s leading expert in coatings for large area 3D printed polymer based manufacturing tools and products. Tru-Design is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee.

About The Polynt-Reichhold Group

The Polynt-Reichhold Group, established through the merger of Polynt Composites and Reichhold, is a global leader in thermosetting resins used for coatings, composites and gel coats. The Polynt-Reichhold Group has a presence on five continents and has specialized global research centers around the globe. Polynt Americas is headquartered in Carpentersville, Illinois.

About Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s research and development contributions to these awards were supported by the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). AMO supports early stage applied research, development, and demonstration of new materials, information, and processes that improve American manufacturing’s energy efficiency, as well as platform technologies for manufacturing clean energy products. UT-Battelle manages ORNL for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the U.S., and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit

For additional information please contact: John Miller, Tru-Design, 800-285-9030