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nTop Live: Computational Chair Design using Topology Optimization & Fields

A well-designed chair takes into account not only practical aspects — such as function, structure, comfort, and manufacturability — but also form, aesthetics, and personal expression. That’s why chairs have drawn the attention of many great designers. 

In this nTop Live, Gabrielle Thelen, Application Engineer at nTopology, shows you how to use state-of-the-art computational design tools to create new chair design concepts with nTop Platform. She first uses topology optimization to generate the initial form and then improves its form using field-driven design techniques.

Watch and learn how to:

  • Generate organic & lightweight chairs using topology optimization
  • Use simulations to identify areas where material can be removed
  • Smoothen the results of the generative algorithm into a usable geometry

Download the files that Gabrielle used in her presentation here.

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