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Category: 3D Printing

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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.

Kostika Spaho & Nolan Kim
October 29, 2020

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…

Avid Product Development, A Lubrizol Company
October 28, 2020

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…

Ryan O'Hara
October 26, 2020

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…

Izzy de la Guardia
October 26, 2020

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.

Sam Lindsay
October 2, 2020

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.

Duann Scott
September 10, 2020

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.

Duann Scott
October 8, 2019 • 5 min read

Enabling design for additive manufacturing through nTopology’s block system

nTopology Platform’s explicit system of nested objects exposes users to all process parameters and allows each one to be recombined, reused, and shared extensively. Knowledge can easily be retained and transferred from one…

Spencer Wright
March 26, 2019 • 3 min read

nTop Platform for Additive Manufacturing

nTop Platform is helping companies realize products with Additive Manufacturing by integrating the Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) workflow and removing inherent barriers to iterative redesign necessary to create breakthrough new products.

Blake Perez
March 21, 2019 • 8 min read