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Customize Parts Using Blocks, Not Your Time

Mass customization: production strategy aimed at satisfying customer needs while preserving the efficiency of mass production. At .Zero here's how we view mass customization, and how we are using nTop Platform helps us…

.ZERO
November 16, 2020

What is DFAM vs Design for Rendering

Designing a product for full color 3D printing can be a bit of a nightmare because you need a way to convert your files into the file extension type that allows you to…

Mitch Myrvold
November 6, 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

Designing a 3D Printed Shoe using nTop Platform

Fast Radius had an internal design challenge to create a shoe that could be printed as one part using an elastomeric material on HP's Multi-Jet Fusion technology. They designed workflows within nTop Platform…

Izzy de la Guardia
October 26, 2020

Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) for Industrial Design Speaker Series

Our latest series of presentations by experts in the field exploring industrial design applications for additive manufacturing using computational design tools.

Duann Scott
October 21, 2020

Generative Design Tools That Put You In Control

Generative Design is getting a lot of attention — but what is it exactly? Here is why the current Generative Design concepts fall short and how nTop’s alternative approach enables you to unlock…

Alkaios Bournias
September 14, 2020 • 7 min read

nTop Platform Supports the 3MF File Format with Beam Extension

With the new 3MF beam extension export complex geometry can be transferred from nTop Platform to software such as Magics in a lightweight, efficient manner.

Duann Scott
September 10, 2020

Is this the end of the STL file?

An explanation, a manifesto, call it what you will... Death to STL. A narrative on the history and the future of STL in our words.

Duann Scott
October 8, 2019 • 5 min read