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Category: Additive Manufacturing

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Custom Latticed-Based Flip Flops for Consumers

Creating an automated design workflow for custom flip flops opens the doors for sustainability and customization in footwear.

Craig DeMerit
November 4, 2020

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…

Mitch Myrvold
October 30, 2020

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…

Tristan Antonsen
October 30, 2020

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

Topology Optimization for a Bicycle Wheel

This is the first of a series of blogs (and presentations) focusing on Design for Additive Manufacturing in the context of Industrial Design. This blog explores topology optimization for a bike wheel focusing…

Dan Martin
October 22, 2020

Lightweighting with Cellular Materials: Insights from Nature

Can cellular materials serve as a design solution for achieving lightweighting of engineering structures? Let’s listen to what nature has to say.

Dhruv Bhate
August 21, 2020 • 4 min read