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Implicits and Fields for Beginners

Managing the size and performance of complex geometry requires a computationally lighter means of defining and representing geometry. By integrating a field-driven design approach based on the implicit modeling technology, designers can focus on engineering work that matters, and spend…

Andrew Reitz
May 13, 2019 • 5 min read

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Lightweighting with Implicit Models

The ability to produce high-resolution geometry using implicit modeling opens a broad range of opportunities to tune the material properties of a part. Creating stiff, lightweight, and highly engineered parts is one of…

Blake Courter
May 8, 2019 • 5 min read
nTopology Partnerships: Connecting Workflows and Integrating Solutions

nTopology will continue to connect and collaborate with new partners as we build up the power of our internal tools. We will also continue to invest resources to connect with others in the…

Duann Scott
May 2, 2019 • 4 min read
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
Computational Modeling with nTop Platform

With nTop Platform, we’ve combined 3D modeling, simulation, and manufacturing processes into one computational modeling environment managed through a custom visual programming interface. We’ve set out to enable our users to intelligently automate…

Andrew Reitz
April 18, 2019 • 7 min read
Interpolating with Implicit Modeling

The last two posts in this implicit modeling series introduced the implicit representation and how it enables failure-proof, simple operations like offsets and booleans.  To get a better understanding of the power of…

Blake Courter
April 12, 2019 • 7 min read
nTopology highlights from AMUG 2019

At AMUG and across the industry, we are hearing that partners and customers want solutions that address design of complex geometry, iterations on designs that are orders of magnitude faster and solutions for…

Alex Meckes
April 10, 2019 • 3 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