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Category: Software

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 its full potential today.

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 to software such as Magics in a lightweight, efficient manner.

Duann Scott
September 10, 2020

Recent Posts

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

Software That Keeps Pace with Engineers

We created nTop platform because advanced manufacturing requires faster and more flexible engineering tools. Our new modeling technology enables a step-change improvement in speed & complexity while an open platform gives you control…

Bradley Rothenberg
July 12, 2019 • 6 min read

Better performing parts, faster: Introducing nTop Platform

We learned from our customers that the faster they can design a better performing part the more innovative they can be - giving them the competitive edge to win new business.

Steve Costello
July 1, 2019 • 4 min read

Advanced Design Tools for Additively Manufactured Medical Devices

nTop platform is a powerful tool in a medical device designer’s toolbox. From complex geometry creation, repeatable workflows, and data management – nTop can be utilized as a key competitive advantage for product…

Alex Meckes
May 1, 2019 • 4 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

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