View our presentation on coatings, our coating process, how it works with our workflows, and some of our products like the 3D printed Shelby Cobra. Tru design coatings from Courtney Herda

We recently received this awesome note from the Red Nation Robotics team and wanted to share it with you. To Tru-Design and Blue Crew Too Robotics: Red Nation Robotics thanks you for your gracious donation of carbon fiber materials. We at Team 4576 can not fully convey how grateful we are for Tru-Design’s contribution to…

Large-scale Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) allows deposition defects, uneven textures and voids inherent in the additive process to be seen. Tru-Design used traditional finishing methods to finish Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s 3D printed Shelby Cobra replica. This effort highlighted the need for a low-cost, high-adherence, thermally-stable primer for carbon fiber-filled materials typically used in large-scale…

NAVSEA’s Disruptive Technologies Laboratories venture into additive manufacturing.

Tru-Design LLC and Polynt Composites USA Inc. Partner to Develop and Commercialize Coatings for 3D Printing Applications KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tru-Design LLC and Polynt Composites USA Inc. have partnered to develop unique advanced material coatings and finishes for 3D printed components made by large area additive manufacturing. This partnership combines the talents of Tru-Design and…

ORNL Manufacturing Demonstration Facility Technical Collaboration Final Report The ORNL Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) collaborated with Tru-Design to test the quality and durability of molds used for making fiber reinforced composites using additive manufacturing. The partners developed surface treatment techniques including epoxy coatings and machining to improve the quality of the surface finish. Test samples…

Article courtesy of the Knoxville News Sentinel ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility set a Guinness World Record today for the largest solid 3-D printed item. Oak Ridge National Laboratory held a ceremony at the facility, in which Guinness adjudicator Michael Empric confirmed measurements of a 3-D printed tool that the Boeing Co. will use to help…

Click to watch this YouTube episode of The Design Tourist. On the web show, viewers can follow the travels and adventures of host Karen LeBlanc as she explores global trends in her quest for unique design finds. This episode of The Design Tourist takes viewers on a digital tour of the 3D printed building nicknamed…

TruDesign was recently recognized as a key player for the award-winning success of Dr. Love and Rick Neff at last week’s 2015 CAMX awards, along with others. TruDesign was glad to play a part in the success of these individuals and hopes to continue a partnership with them in the future. We send our congratulations…

East Tennessee is well known for its beauty, the Great Smoky Mountains, Jack Daniel’s whiskey, and authentic bluegrass music. However, while many things about East Tennessee are easily recognizable, there are also several little known facts about the great state of Tennessee. Tru Design is wedged in the Tennessee valley, between the Tennessee riverbed and…

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.- The question to “Do we have to keep building houses the way we always have?” has been answered, and the answer is, “apparently not.” Researchers in East Tennessee have printed a 3D house that supplies its own energy, in cooperation with a 3D printed, energy-efficient car. The solar powered house and car…

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.- Oak Ridge National Lab unveils a 3D printed car and 3D printed vehicle. The Tennessee company turns “what ifs” into reality as they debut the largest printed structure ever made. The 3D printed house shares an energy connection with an energy-efficient, 3D printed car. The two inventions work in tandem to promote…

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.- East Tennessee researchers have partnered with Clayton Homes and students at the University of Tennessee to bring one of the very first 3D printed homes to Oak Ridge. The largest printed structure in the world, this house was designed with energy efficiency in mind. In an effort to make cleaner energy readily…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- Tru-Design has been recognized across the globe for its innovative 3D printing technologies. In a matter of only six short weeks, Tru-Design was able to print and manufacture a car that will go 85 miles per hour. The 3D vehicle printing technology is so impressive and innovative, people from across the globe are…

HOUSTON, TX – The whole might be greater than the sum of its parts. But you have to admit, components made out of composite materials are pretty cool.The George R. Brown Convention Center is hosting the JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences. An event that showcases the many advances in composites manufacturing and 3D printing….

“ORNL reveals 3D printed Shelby Cobra at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 12-15. This “laboratory on wheels” honors the Shelby Cobra design, celebrating the 50th anniversary of this model and the only vehicle to be voted a national monument.” Read Full Article. 

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. There’s no need to stand up. Thank you so much. First of all, it’s wonderful being here in Clinton. And I want to thank Mayor Scott Burton and very much appreciate the hospitality. I want to thank John Manuck and the whole Techmer team for having me and the Vice…

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2014—With a 3-D printed twist on an automotive icon, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is showcasing additive manufacturing research at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ORNL’s newest 3-D printed vehicle pays homage to the classic Shelby Cobra in celebration of the racing car’s…

“When we first met local businessman Rick Spears nearly three years ago, it seemed that our favorite discussion topics were carbon fiber and the work of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in that technology.” Read Full Article.

“Roane State Community College’s Advanced Composites Employment (ACE) program and boat manufacturer MasterCraft have teamed up to demonstrate how composite materials can be used in the boating industry.” Read Full Article.

“For the second time in six weeks, more than 60 people showed-up for an event in the region where aspiring entrepreneurs pitched strategies for their existing or planned businesses.” Read Full Article.

“Peter Hedger, Jr., of Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP) will be the featured speaker for the “Advanced Materials Cluster” monthly meeting set for 8 a.m. June 21 at the University of Tennessee’s Outreach Center, 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.” – Read Full Article.

“OAK RIDGE — It’s an all-in, multimillion-dollar bid to create a new wave of manufacturing — and jobs — in America, officials said.  Research perfecting new ways to make superstrong carbon fiber cheaply will be demonstrated in a pilot plant, and a local college has received grants to train future workers.” Read the Full Article. 

“Rick Spears and Michelle Love of TruDesign are the featured speakers for this Thursday’s Advanced Composites Accelerator (ACE) “cluster meeting” at the University of Tennessee’s Outreach Center, 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.”  Read the Full Article.

“Rick Spears is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur – pursuing ideas and technologies with a combination of passion, knowledge and business savvy.”  Check out this article from Technovation.Biz and their interview with CEO and Owner, Rick Spears. Read the Full Article.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2014—With a 3-D printed twist on an automotive icon, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is showcasing additive manufacturing research at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ORNL’s newest 3-D printed vehicle pays homage to the classic Shelby Cobra in celebration of the racing car’s…

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