Category: DfAM

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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.

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…

.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

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