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The FDM Fixture Generator is Expanding: Introducing the Masking Module

The second module of the FDM™ Fixture Generator is now available to all. This time the focus is on 3D printed fixtures for masking applications. The tools created from the collaboration between Stratasys…

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
March 26, 2021 • 3 min read

Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Topology-Optimized Parts

This article shares an example of using nTopology to optimize a part and export it as a CAD body, then using Abaqus to calculate the stress intensity factor of cracks that develop perpendicular…

Mark Oliver
March 15, 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

Enabling Design for 3D Printing in the 3D Pioneers Challenge

nTopology is sponsoring the 3D Pioneers Challenge 2021. This year's challenge focuses on not just the design of a part but the entire process. What does this mean to you? You get free…

Fabian Grupp
January 14, 2021

Custom Latticed-Based Flip Flops for Consumers

Creating an automated design workflow for custom flip flops opens the doors for sustainability and customization in footwear.

Craig DeMerit
November 4, 2020

Functional Aesthetics in Additive Manufacturing

Color, Material, and Function (CMF) are three things to consider when designing a new product. When used appropriately and combined with additive manufacturing, they can help set your product apart from competition when…

Mitch Myrvold
October 30, 2020

Designing a 3D Printed, Elastomeric Lattice Wrist Rest

While additive manufacturing enables a totally new era of complex parts, it is still necessary to have a robust toolset that allows an engineer, designer, or product team to fully utilize these new…

Tristan Antonsen
October 30, 2020

3D-Footwear: Visualize and Materialize

Taking an initial idea to the final product can be daunting. We strive to help you understand, with clarity, all the steps required to get there.

Kostika Spaho & Nolan Kim
October 29, 2020

Blending Form and Function: Designing an Origami Drink Insulator for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) has made design-driven production a reality. Any shape that can be constructed in a 3D CAD program can be produced with AM, providing product designers maximum geometric…

Avid Product Development, A Lubrizol Company
October 28, 2020