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Category: Additive Manufacturing

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How Strong is a Space Wrench? Finite Element to Failure: High-Performance, Real-World Parts

The founding mission of polySpectra is straightforward: to create engineering-grade materials for additive manufacturing that help designers, inventors, and engineers make their ideas real. That last word is really key for us. We…

Raymond Weitekamp, PhD
March 5, 2021

Topology Optimized Carbon Fiber Polypropylene Parts are “Taking-Off”!

Additive manufacturing (AM) has enabled the production of designs that were thought to be impossible 25 years ago. The impressive fact is that these additive-based technologies continue to advance and improve at a…

Jake Fallon
March 2, 2021

User Spotlight: New Balance | Critical DfAM & the Translucent Giant

Designers are curious creatures who have been messing with computers for a very long time. In this article, I'll explore how lessons learned in my earlier days of working with parametric modeling and…

Onur Gun
March 1, 2021

Copper Additive Manufacturing for Heat Exchanger Design

Commercially pure copper is a highly desirable material for heat exchangers and electrical components due to its excellent thermal and electrical properties. While these properties are beneficial for the application, they also turn…

Duann Scott
February 25, 2021

The Danish Technological Institute and nTopology collaborate to bring further innovation to the European market

At the end of 2020, the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) and nTopology joined forces in a new collaboration about topology optimization. DTI is already a Danish market leader in Additive Manufacturing, but unlike…

Sam Lindsay
February 5, 2021

Design of surface roughness on CAD of AM lattices using areal surface parameters for better design validation

AM lattices often have a down skin surface roughness different from the up skin one. The workflow shown below enables the design of a virtual “CAD with Designed Surface”. The latter has a…

Younes Chahid
December 16, 2020

Customize Parts Using Blocks, Not Your Time

Mass customization: production strategy aimed at satisfying customer needs while preserving the efficiency of mass production. At .Zero here's how we view mass customization, and how we are using nTop Platform helps us…

.ZERO
November 16, 2020

Developing 3D printed Prosthetics for Animals with nTop Platform

With the reusable workflows in nTop Platform and FDM 3D printing, industrial designers are able to rapidly iterate and prototype the design of functional parts. This blog highlights a use case for animal…

DiveDesign
November 12, 2020

What is DFAM vs Design for Rendering

Designing a product for full color 3D printing can be a bit of a nightmare because you need a way to convert your files into the file extension type that allows you to…

Mitch Myrvold
November 6, 2020