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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. The resulting smooth geometry is generated in seconds and…

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
Measuring in Element Pro

As we've been working on nTopology Element Pro's advanced features (mainly our FEA and DFM tools), a lot of users (including our friend Kenneth Nai) asked for a very simple enhancement: The ability…

Spencer Wright
October 10, 2016
Stochastic Structures

Recently we released Element Pro's fifth big feature: our Stochastic Structures module. This allows engineers to create random and pseudorandom lattices with tuned densities and pore sizes, and is targeted at applications in…

Spencer Wright
August 9, 2016
Pressure vessel workflow

This post will take you through the CAD design of this pressure vessel. The vessel is composed of a solid outer shell reinforced with a lattice on the underside. With two halves bolting…

Marc Curry
July 11, 2016
Element Free 0.13.0

Last week we released Element 0.13.0, which brought with it a few big improvements to our user interface. We think they'll help users learn the lattice design process much more quickly, and I…

Spencer Wright
July 11, 2016