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How implicits succeed where B-reps fail

As previously described, the B-rep modeling used by most precise and mesh-based CAD and graphics systems works well for low complexity parts and most traditional manufacturing processes. For any experienced CAD user, the…

Blake Courter
March 28, 2019 • 8 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
nTopology 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
Understanding the basics of B-reps and Implicits

Recently we introduced the concept of geometric modeling using an implicit representation, which permits robust operations and the ability to work with many sources of input data. Our flagship product, nTop Platform, uses…

Blake Courter
March 12, 2019 • 10 min read
Field-Driven Design: Product Data Models for Rapid, Collaborative Development

The increased sophistication of today’s products and the introduction of advanced manufacturing creates an unprecedented level of complexity across engineering disciplines. In particular, technologies that improve performance and efficiency, promote part consolidation, and…

Blake Courter
March 4, 2019 • 7 min read
Measuring in Element Pro

As we've been working on nTopology Element Pro's advanced features (mainly our FEA and DFM tools), a lot of users (including our friend Kenneth Nai) asked for a very simple enhancement: The ability…

Spencer Wright
October 10, 2016
Pressure vessel workflow

This post will take you through the CAD design of this pressure vessel. The vessel is composed of a solid outer shell reinforced with a lattice on the underside. With two halves bolting…

Marc Curry
July 11, 2016
Element Free 0.12.7

Last week we released a significant update to Element, our free lattice design software. In addition to a major change to our windowing system, we also changed the lattice generation workflow a bit…

Spencer Wright
June 19, 2016