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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

Texturing for Additively Manufactured Products with nTop Platform

From the subtle stipple of your laptop’s casing of to the geometric grip of your toothbrush handle, texture is a key consideration in the design process for any and every physical product. Read…

Alex Ju
October 23, 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

Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) for Industrial Design Speaker Series

Our latest series of presentations by experts in the field exploring industrial design applications for additive manufacturing using computational design tools.

Duann Scott
October 21, 2020

An Interview with Sarat Babu

Find out what industry vet, Sarat Babu from Alloyed (formerly Betatype), thinks AM is good for...and what it isn't.

Sam Lindsay
October 2, 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

Elevating Design and Cutting Costs – Structural Lightweighting

Brought to life by metal additive manufacturing processes, part design has reached new heights. Fueled by computational modeling and the ability to synthesize data and leverage it within a design, coupled with technology…

Gabrielle Thelen
August 20, 2020

Design for Additive Manufacturing: Turning the Hype into a Reality

What allows for free complexity in designing for additive manufacturing (DfAM) also creates limitations. DfAM involves balancing the opportunistic aspects of an AM process against its limitations and restrictions. Read below as I…

Timothy Simpson
August 19, 2020 • 3 min read

Making Design for Metal Powder Bed Fusion Accessible with the GAPS Worksheet

Making an accurate prediction if your component is suitable for AM at the beginning of the design phase can save you time, money, and material. To help with that researchers at Penn State…

Jennifer Bracken
August 14, 2020 • 4 min read