Functional Aesthetics in Additive Manufacturing
Color, Material, and Function (CMF) are three things to consider when designing a new product. When used appropriately and combined with additive manufacturing, they can help set your product apart from competition when…
Designing a 3D Printed, Elastomeric Lattice Wrist Rest
While additive manufacturing enables a totally new era of complex parts, it is still necessary to have a robust toolset that allows an engineer, designer, or product team to fully utilize these new…
3D-Footwear: Visualize and Materialize
Taking an initial idea to the final product can be daunting. We strive to help you understand, with clarity, all the steps required to get there.
Blending Form and Function: Designing an Origami Drink Insulator for Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) has made design-driven production a reality. Any shape that can be constructed in a 3D CAD program can be produced with AM, providing product designers maximum geometric…
Passing Flight Qualification for F-16 Aircraft Spare Parts in 30 days
Engineers from nTopology, Stress Engineering Services, and Origin joined forces to redesign a family of clamps used on the F-16 aircraft. The result was an optimized design that was 2x stiffer, easy to…
Designing a 3D Printed Shoe using nTop Platform
Fast Radius had an internal design challenge to create a shoe that could be printed as one part using an elastomeric material on HP's Multi-Jet Fusion technology. They designed workflows within nTop Platform…
An Interview with Sarat Babu
Find out what industry vet, Sarat Babu from Alloyed (formerly Betatype), thinks AM is good for...and what it isn't.
nTop Platform Supports the 3MF File Format with Beam Extension
With the new 3MF beam extension export complex geometry can be transferred from nTop Platform to software such as Magics in a lightweight, efficient manner.
Is this the end of the STL file?
An explanation, a manifesto, call it what you will... Death to STL. A narrative on the history and the future of STL in our words.