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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

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

Critical Design for Additive Manufacturing and the Translucent Giant

Designers are curious creatures who have been messing with computers for a very long time. In this article, I'll explore how lessons learned in my earlier days of working with parametric modeling and…

Onur Gun
March 1, 2021

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

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

Topology Optimization for a Bicycle Wheel

This is the first of a series of blogs (and presentations) focusing on Design for Additive Manufacturing in the context of Industrial Design. This blog explores topology optimization for a bike wheel focusing…

Dan Martin
October 22, 2020

Andreas Vlahinos: An Interview on his Systematic Approach to Innovation

Dr. Andreas Vlahinos believes that innovation does not come from an 'a-ha' moment but rather from a systematic approach using tools, techniques, experience, and knowledge all together. Check out my interview with him.

Sam Lindsay
June 17, 2020

How to Design and Optimize a Patient Specific Additively Manufactured Hip Implant Stem

Read below to see how a student used nTop Platform to design a novel hip implant stem and won an award for his design

Younes Chahid
April 27, 2020 • 5 min read

Control the collapse: Architected materials for impact absorption

The sixth NFL Helmet Challenge Design for Additive Manufacturing eSeries Blog

Jonathan Harris
April 15, 2020 • 5 min read