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Category: Topology Optimization

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Lightweighting Applications through Smart Engineering Design

Lightweighting technology leads to improved performance, increased energy efficiency, reduced manufacturing costs, and greener products. This article shares lightweighting application examples from the automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery, medical, and sporting goods industries for…

nTopology
February 24, 2022

8 Benefits of Lightweighting in Manufacturing & Engineering

Lightweighting isn’t a new concept in engineering, but its relevance and importance are evolving. Find out why lightweighting matters today and how you can maximize its potential benefits by applying the latest developments…

nTopology
January 27, 2022

Structural Optimization: 7 Design Tips for Lighter Designs

Lightweighting means more than just reducing mass. Through smart design techniques, you can maximize product functionality and minimize costs. Here are seven design tips for efficient structural design.

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
January 26, 2022

Stratasys and nTopology Design Competition: Best 3D Printed Fixture or Tool Design

The Stratasys and nTopology design competition committee is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Best 3D Printed Fixture or Tool Design Competition.

Sam Lindsay
July 1, 2021

User Spotlight: Yamaha | Pairing Topology Optimization with Graded Lattices

Topology optimization and lattice structures can be combined to design parts with even higher added value. In this article, Hiroyuki Nagamoto, R&D Engineer at Yamaha Motor, explains how to use these two advanced…

Hiroyuki Nagamoto
June 1, 2021

Design Brief: 3D Printed Casting of 3-Foot Long Robot Arm

3D printed sand casting molds and cores are changing the way high-performance, large metal parts are manufactured today. Additive manufacturing is enabling modern foundries to produce complex metal parts in rapid lead times.…

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
May 4, 2021 • 9 min read

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