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Stratasys and nTopology Design Competition: Best 3D Printed Fixture or Tool Design

The Stratasys and nTopology design competition committee is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Best 3D Printed Fixture or Tool Design Competition.

Sam Lindsay
July 1, 2021

Meshing in FEA, CFD & Manufacturing

Accurate mesh generation is a critical step of every engineering design workflow that involves FE analyses, CFD simulations, or Additive Manufacturing. Here, we give you practical tips and design considerations for meshing parts…

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
June 8, 2021

User Spotlight: Yamaha — Pairing Topology Optimization with Graded Lattices

Topology optimization and lattice structures can be combined to design parts with even higher added value. In this article, Hiroyuki Nagamoto, R&D Engineer at Yamaha Motor, explains how to use these two advanced…

Hiroyuki Nagamoto
June 1, 2021

CodeReps: A Better Way to Communicate Geometry

We are constantly looking for better ways to communicate geometry from nTopology to other software and manufacturing processes as efficiently and cleanly as possible. George Allen proposes a new interoperability methodology based on…

George Allen
May 25, 2021

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