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Category: Lightweighting

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Guide to Lattice Structures in Additive Manufacturing

Lattice structures are becoming increasingly common in product design. But what are they exactly, and how can you take advantage of them to develop the next generation of high-performing 3D printed products? This…

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
April 28, 2022

Lightweighting Applications through Smart Engineering Design

Lightweighting technology leads to improved performance, increased energy efficiency, reduced manufacturing costs, and greener products. This article shares lightweighting application examples from the automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery, medical, and sporting goods industries for…

nTopology
February 24, 2022

8 Benefits of Lightweighting in Manufacturing & Engineering

Lightweighting isn’t a new concept in engineering, but its relevance and importance are evolving. Find out why lightweighting matters today and how you can maximize its potential benefits by applying the latest developments…

nTopology
January 27, 2022

Structural Optimization: 7 Design Tips for Lighter Designs

Lightweighting means more than just reducing mass. Through smart design techniques, you can maximize product functionality and minimize costs. Here are seven design tips for efficient structural design.

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
January 26, 2022

Automotive Lightweighting: Achieving Radical Gains Through Design

When it comes to designing cars, saving weight is a top priority. But there is more to it than just swapping steel for aluminum, or tearing out the back seats.

nTopology
January 25, 2022 • 9 min read

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

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