3D printing and additive manufacturing are disruptive technologies that are changing the way things are made.  Wohler's Associates, Inc. expects the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry to reach $12.8 billion by 2018 from $3 billion in 2013.

To fuel this growth, having a revolutionary new nanoparticle that would enable low-cost 3D printers to print metal parts would be a huge difference maker.  In addition, the ability to utilize these nanoparticles in large scale additive manufacturing applications, would open entirely new markets for advanced manufacturing.