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Category: Lightweighting

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Design Brief: 3D Printed Casting of 3-Foot Long Robot Arm

3D printed sand casting molds and cores are changing the way high-performance, large metal parts are manufactured today. Additive manufacturing is enabling modern foundries to produce complex metal parts in rapid lead times.…

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
May 4, 2021 • 9 min read

Stratasys | nTopology Design Competition: Jigs & Fixtures

Join us for a 6-week engineering competition to show your most innovative and impactful, additively manufactured fixture or tool design and win big.

Sam Lindsay
April 29, 2021

The 2021 nTopEd Challenge Winners Announced

Today, we are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2021 nTopEd Challenge. The challenge had an exceptional reception from students all around the world, submitting diverse projects spanning from engineering and product…

Lizabeth Arum
April 13, 2021

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

Top 7 Shoe Design Video Tutorials

3D printed midsoles have been a hot topic in shoe design for a few years now, however, with nTopology’s capabilities designers can add further functionality and aesthetics to their footwear. Here are our…

Lara Tang
February 3, 2021

Top 10 Architected Materials & Lattice Design Videos

nTopology is known for its unmatched architected materials and lattice structure design capabilities, and we have a lot of videos to prove it. Here we have compiled a list of our most popular…

Jonathan Harris
January 21, 2021

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

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