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Implicits and Fields for Beginners

Managing the size and performance of complex geometry requires a computationally lighter means of defining and representing geometry. By integrating a field-driven design approach based on the implicit modeling technology, designers can focus…

Andrew Reitz
May 13, 2019 • 5 min read
Lightweighting with Implicit Models

The ability to produce high-resolution geometry using implicit modeling opens a broad range of opportunities to tune the material properties of a part. Creating stiff, lightweight, and highly engineered parts is one of…

Blake Courter
May 8, 2019 • 5 min read
Topology Optimization in a World of Fields and Implicit Geometry

Manual reconstruction of geometry after topology optimization is generally viewed as a major impediment, and this was the challenge first tackled in nTop Platform software. The resulting smooth geometry is generated in seconds…

Trevor Laughlin
April 25, 2019 • 10 min read
Computational Modeling with nTop Platform

With nTop Platform, we’ve combined 3D modeling, simulation, and manufacturing processes into one computational modeling environment managed through a custom visual programming interface. We’ve set out to enable our users to intelligently automate…

Andrew Reitz
April 18, 2019 • 7 min read
Interpolating with Implicit Modeling

The last two posts in this implicit modeling series introduced the implicit representation and how it enables failure-proof, simple operations like offsets and booleans.  To get a better understanding of the power of…

Blake Courter
April 12, 2019 • 7 min read
How implicits succeed where B-reps fail

As previously described, the B-rep modeling used by most precise and mesh-based CAD and graphics systems works well for low complexity parts and most traditional manufacturing processes. For any experienced CAD user, the…

Blake Courter
March 28, 2019 • 8 min read
Enabling design for additive manufacturing through nTopology’s block system

nTopology Platform’s explicit system of nested objects exposes users to all process parameters and allows each one to be recombined, reused, and shared extensively. Knowledge can easily be retained and transferred from one…

Spencer Wright
March 26, 2019 • 3 min read
nTopology Platform for Additive Manufacturing

nTop Platform is helping companies realize products with Additive Manufacturing by integrating the Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) workflow and removing inherent barriers to iterative redesign necessary to create breakthrough new products.

Blake Perez
March 21, 2019 • 8 min read
Understanding the basics of B-reps and Implicits

Recently we introduced the concept of geometric modeling using an implicit representation, which permits robust operations and the ability to work with many sources of input data. Our flagship product, nTop Platform, uses…

Blake Courter
March 12, 2019 • 10 min read
Field-Driven Design: Product Data Models for Rapid, Collaborative Development

The increased sophistication of today’s products and the introduction of advanced manufacturing creates an unprecedented level of complexity across engineering disciplines. In particular, technologies that improve performance and efficiency, promote part consolidation, and…

Blake Courter
March 4, 2019 • 7 min read