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Category: Topology Optimization

Recent Posts

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

The Danish Technological Institute and nTopology collaborate to bring further innovation to the European market

At the end of 2020, the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) and nTopology joined forces in a new collaboration about topology optimization. DTI is already a Danish market leader in Additive Manufacturing, but unlike…

Sam Lindsay
February 5, 2021

Developing 3D printed Prosthetics for Animals with nTop Platform

With the reusable workflows in nTop Platform and FDM 3D printing, industrial designers are able to rapidly iterate and prototype the design of functional parts. This blog highlights a use case for animal…

DiveDesign
November 12, 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

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

Automate Topology Optimization Designs with nTopCL

The goal of every design engineer is to create the best possible part in the least amount of time. The Command Line Interface of nTop Platform (nTopCL) offers the ability to do just…

Evan Pilz
October 12, 2020 • 5 min read

How to Get the Most out of Topology Optimization

With the rise of Additive manufacturing, topology optimization has come to the forefront. But how can this tool be used to its fullest potential in engineering design? In this blog post, you will…

Andrew Sartorelli
March 19, 2020 • 4 min read