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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

5 Techniques for Lightweighting: Doing More With Less

Everyone wants lighter parts, be it for quicker cars, cheaper air travel, or simply bragging rights at your next group bike ride. But it's often difficult to know where to start, with the…

Jonathan Harris
October 18, 2019 • 6 min read