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Topology Optimization

Exceed performance targets. Automatically reconstruct optimization results. Design processes, not just parts.

Reusable Topology Optimization Processes

Use state-of-the-art topology optimization technology to achieve significant weight reduction gains without compromising performance.

Control key design parameters and automatically rerun the entire workflow to generate new design variations. Explore a broader design space using a systematic DoE approach to identify a truly optimal solution.

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Automated Geometry Reconstruction

Apply automated smoothening to instantly create clean and editable part geometry and bypass the time-consuming manual reconstruction step.

Combine smoothening with nTopology’s unbreakable post-topology optimization modeling capabilities (such as variable shelling and lattice generation) and achieve even greater performance gains.

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Designed for Additive Manufacturing

Consider the specific requirements and design rules of your available manufacturing methods early in your product development process. Minimize material usage and production costs.

nTopology offers you a unique set of Additive Manufacturing constraints, including 3D printing overhang angle, multiple support regions, and free definition of build direction.

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End-to-End Generative Processes from Concept to Manufacturing

nTopology offers a comprehensive set of topology optimization, generative design, engineering simulation, and manufacturing build preparation software tools to accelerate every stage of your product development process. 

Generate topology optimized parts and post-process the results. Streamline verification using integrated simulation tools or connect to external CAE software. Export your designs in a manufacturable file format or prepare them for industrial 3D printing using nTopology’s built-in slicing capabilities.

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Case Study

Full-Flight Qualification for F-16 Aircraft Spare Parts in Just 30 Days

Engineers from nTopology, Origin, and Stress Engineering Services collaborated to redesign a family of F-16 aircraft hydraulic tube clamps for additive manufacturing for the US Air Force.

The final topology optimized 3D printed spare part was 2x stiffer than the legacy designs, easier to assemble, and manufacturable on-demand.

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Accelerate your Product Development Process

See for yourself why leading companies have chosen nTopology to tackle hard
engineering and advanced manufacturing problems.

FAQ on Topology Optimization

What is Topology Optimization?

Topology optimization is a numerical shape optimization method. By removing material from areas that do not carry significant loads, a part is generated that meets design objectives (like weight reduction goals) while fulfilling design requirements (such as available materials or manufacturing constraints). Today, topology optimization is used in aerospace applications and the automotive industry to reduce the weight of advanced engineering products and improve their performance.

What optimization objectives, constraints, and materials are available in nTopology?

nTopology gives you complete control of the topology optimization process. It allows you to optimize for a single or multiple design objectives, including structural compliance to specified loads, volume fraction, and displacement. The available geometric constraints include planar symmetry, extrusion, overhang, and more. You define materials with custom properties or select from a list of presets.

How does nTopology facilitate verification of topology optimization results?

nTopology’s built-in simulation capabilities enable you to create integrated topology optimization verification processes. nTopology also streamlines the export of simulation meshes for FEA or CFD analysis in external simulation tools and integrates with multidisciplinary design optimization tools.

Can I export topology optimization parts from nTopology to my native CAD system?

Yes. nTopology allows you to export topology optimized parts in the STEP or Parasolid file format to your CAD system for downstream design operation. See full data import and export capabilities.

Can I import topology optimization results to nTopology from 3rd party software?

Yes. nTopology supports the import of raw topology optimization results from popular 3rd party software. Many users take advantage of this capability to accelerate their design processes using nTopology’s automated geometry reconstruction and advanced post-processing capabilities.

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