ALDNanoSolutions, CU-Boulder and CoorsTek awarded $90,000 grant for development of new additive manufacturing precursors.

DENVER, COLORADO — (Feb. 18, 2015) –

ALD NanoSolutions continues its long standing relationship with the University of Colorado with a $90,000 grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The funding from the Advanced Industry Accelerator grant will develop direct ink writing using particle ALD core-shell precursors for net-shape additive manufacturing of advanced 3-D ceramic structures. Professor Alan Weimer at the University of Colorado is partnering with ALD NanoSolutions and CoorsTek to develop an enabling production process for the next generation of  advanced 3-D ceramics for use in additive manufacturing.

The program will use Particle ALDTM to coat sintering additives directly onto fine ceramic particles and optimize the surface properties for efficient dispersion and bonding with carrier resins.  This creates the optimum environment to print the highest quality 3-D ceramic parts.  The precision of the Particle ALDTM method is leveraged to produce ideal raw materials and the scalability of the technique provides a cost effective method of production.

About ALD NanoSolutions

As the leader in digital coating solutions for composite materials, ALD NanoSolutions (ALDN) is dedicated to bringing next generation performance to materials used across a wide range of industries. ALDN’s mission is to accelerate the commercial success of its customers by delivering superior materials solutions based on its proprietary atomic layer deposition platform. The ALDN web site is