Atomic Layer Deposition

Forge Nano’s proprietary Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology, Atomic Armor™, enables atomic level engineering and nanoscale surface enhancement to build better materials and unlock its potential to build better products. Atomic Armor applies ALD coatings with speed and precision to unlock your product’s performance and scale beyond anything imaginable.

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How it works


Atomic Armor creates a nano shield to prevent negative reactions


Atomic Armor unlocks product performance at the atomic level

Build Better Products

With Atomic Armor, Forge Nano is building better products.

Build Better Batteries

Build Better Batteries

Build Better Batteries


The Future Is Electric

We are in the midst of a once-in-a-generation transformation. From fossil fuels to decarbonized, clean and sustainable energy. From internal combustion engines to electrified mobility.

To power this transformation, we need better batteries.
Batteries that look and act like today’s lithium-ion batteries but are built better. Batteries that deliver the functionality and value that automakers and consumers demand and deserve.

Atomic Armor improves the capacity and durability of lithium-ion batteries, making them charge faster and last longer – with better safety at a lower cost.


Atomic Armor enables batteries to operate at maximum potential by protecting against first cycle capacity loss


Atomic Armor enables faster charging by protecting against unwanted reactions


Atomic Armor extends battery lifetime by protecting against degradation


Atomic Armor acts as a nano-scale firewall that resists thermal runaway reaction


Atomic Armor optimizes existing material to increase value and reduce the need for costly additives



Atomic Armor delivers ultra-thin conformal coatings on semiconductor wafers and components, providing precise thickness control and robust film properties – superior to any other coating technology.


Atomic Armor – enabled by Forge Nano’s equipment and services – is more efficient and more cost effective than ever before. Semiconductor fabricators can create hermetic, pin-hole free, low-stress thin films that offer excellent uniformity and precision for a range of applications, from 75-200mm wafers to fully assembled semiconductor packages ready for hermetic packaging.


Atomic Armor enables semiconductors to continue to get smaller while unlocking more control


Atomic Armor protects underlying material with an impenetrable, ultra-thin coating


Forge Nano’s Atomic Armor process is 4x faster than conventional ALD


Atomic Armor is 50x more efficient than conventional ALD, using less chemicals, materials and energy


Additive Manufacturing

3D printing is growing at an exponential rate, however, the technology still has significant limitations. Atomic Armor enhances the process to deliver higher-quality products.


3D printing is advancing the medical, dental, automotive, aerospace and defense industries.

Bespoke components with intricate designs and unique material properties can be made with ease for a wide variety of applications by 3D printing. Yet the technology suffers from significant issues that diminish product quality.

Applying Atomic Armor to metal 3D printing improves flowability, moisture/oxidation resistance, sintering interfaces and reduces inclusions.


Atomic Armor makes stronger 3D-printed parts by adjusting the melt and oxidation windows during sintering


Atomic Armor protects against unwanted reactions including oxidation during binder burnout


Atomic Armor enables the creation of new alloys by modifying reaction conditions


Atomic Armor stabilizes materials, adjusts flowability and allows for a more consistent material and end part



Using Atomic Armor, we can build a catalyst that is more stable, robust and selective to reduce the energy consumption during chemical manufacturing.


Catalysts play a profoundly vital role in major industrial sectors of the world’s economy, such as petroleum (oil and gas), chemicals production (e.g., polymers/plastics), and even the food industry. Using kinetic and thermodynamic measurements to calculate real world process variability, we can determine the impact of Atomic Armor on selectivity, fouling resistance, and regeneration. This means cheaper, more efficient production of consumer goods – and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.


Atomic Armor prevents unwanted reactions and protects catalysis during the regen process so it can be in use for a longer period


Atomic Armor prevents unwanted reactions and protects catalysis during the regen process so it can be in use for a longer period

Cost Efficiency

Atomic Armor reduces costs by using metals more efficiently and reducing reactivity so that less material is required to achieve the desired result



Atomic Armor improves the thermostability, compactability, flowability and particle dispersion of the powder materials used in pharmaceutical ingredients and medical devices.


The pharmaceutical industry processes a wide variety of powder materials, from active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to filler materials for use in divided powders. Powders are processed into capsules, tablets, pellets, inhaler doses or ophthalmic treatments such as eye drops. Atomic Armor enhances powder processability to reduce manufacturing time and cost.


Atomic Armor extends product shelf life by reducing the crystallization of powders


Atomic Armor improves thermostability, triples flowability and enables time-release control of single-administration medicines


Atomic Armor enables drop-in ready manufacturing and ease of distribution of medicines to reduce costs

Efficacy & Safety

Atomic Armor improves product efficacy by increasing the level of radioactivity

Contact us to learn how to build better products with Atomic Armor