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The FDM Fixture Generator is Expanding: Introducing the Masking Module

The second module of the FDM™ Fixture Generator is now available to all. This time the focus is on 3D printed fixtures for masking applications. The tools created from the collaboration between Stratasys…

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
March 26, 2021 • 3 min read

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

Critical Design for Additive Manufacturing and 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

Enabling Design for 3D Printing in the 3D Pioneers Challenge

nTopology is sponsoring the 3D Pioneers Challenge 2021. This year's challenge focuses on not just the design of a part but the entire process. What does this mean to you? You get free…

Fabian Grupp
January 14, 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…

November 16, 2020