Tru-Design Announces Distribution Agreement with Composites One

KNOXVILLE, TN, August 8…Tru-Design LLC and Composites One LLC have announced a distribution agreement has been signed for the sale of Tru-Design’s advanced material coatings and finishes for 3D printed components made by large area additive manufacturing.

Tru-Design’s innovative coating materials provide smooth surfaces and vacuum integrity for large scale 3D printed tools and cosmetic parts.

“Our company has been at the forefront of large-scale additive manufacturing since its inception. Our products have been designed to improve the performance of our customer’s 3D printed tooling and provide a broader band of aesthetic options for large scale printed products.” said Tru-Design’s CEO Rick Spears. “With Composites One’s extensive North American distribution network, world-class service, and process technology expertise we are excited by the opportunity to expand the reach of our products.”

“Composites One embraces the new and innovative technologies that are providing opportunities to composites manufacturers to take their part production results to the next level.” said Dave Smith, VP of Marketing, Composites One.  “Tru-Design’s advanced material coatings and finishes will allow our customers to take advantage of 3D printed tooling that offers comparable cosmetics to traditional tooling options.”

Composites One will be showcasing a 3D printed tool featuring these advanced coatings at CAMX in Anaheim, September 24-26, during the Knowledge is Power demo in booth U24. Visitors can get more information from a Composites One technical sales representative at CAMX or by contacting Composites One directly.

About Tru-Design LLC

Tru-Design is the leading expert in coatings for large-area additively manufactured polymer- based products. Tru-Design is the recipient of two R&D 100 awards for innovation in coating technologies for surface finishing and vacuum integrity. Tru-Design is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee.

About Composites One LLC

The nation’s leading supplier of composite materials serving customers from 44 locations in North America. Composites One offers composites fabricators and molders thousands of products from more than 600 of the industry’s top suppliers through a technical sales and customer service force that is the most knowledgeable in the industry. The company offers a variety of value-added services that include closed mold technologies, technical applications reviews, and unmatched regulatory compliance assistance. Certifications include AS9120 at five U.S. distribution locations, and one distribution location in Canada. Composites One is headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL. To find more information visit or call 800-621-8003.

For additional information please contact John Miller, Tru-Design, at 800-285-9030 ( or Marcy Offner, Director of Marketing Communications, 847-437-0200 (