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nTopology commercializes generative design software with the nTop platform

New York-based software company nTopology has introduced its latest generative design solution, the nTop Platform.

A structural ribbed panel modelled on the nTop Platform. Image via nTopology.
A structural ribbed panel modeled on the nTop Platform. Image via nTopology.

The nTop Platform

Established more than 3 years ago, nTopology develops generative design software to solve industrial-grade challenges. Element, another software from the company, can optimize lattice structures with user-defined inputs, imported data, or our integrated FEA. Now, with the commercial release of the nTop, engineers will be able to integrate “powerful, unified, product design, analysis,” with manufacturing.  This platform uses implicit modeling and field-based design for rapid product development.

“nTop Platform transforms the way teams work, enhancing automation and enables the creation and production of highly complex, innovative products,” said Bradley Rothenberg, CEO of nTopology.

An aeronautical structure modelled on the nTop Platform. Image via nTopology.
An aeronautical structure modeled on the nTop Platform. Image via nTopology.

Generative design in the medical sector

nTopology software is being applied in the aerospace, automotive, and medical sectors. Earlier this year, British metal 3D printing specialist, Renishaw, collaborated with nTopology, and research organization Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) to streamline the 3D printing of spinal implants.

IMR developed the initial designs of an implant using the nTop Platform to mimic the structure of human bone with lattice structures. This was then additively manufactured in titanium material (Ti 6Al-4V ELI) on a Renishaw RenAM 500M 3D printer.

On July 2, nToplogy is hosting a webinar entitled “nTop Platform: Enabling the highest-performing parts, faster” to demonstrate the capabilities of the new software.

A 3D printed spinal implant made with Renishaw’s RenAM 500M. Image via Renishaw.
A 3D printed spinal implant made with Renishaw’s RenAM 500M. Image via Renishaw.

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Featured image shows brackets modeled on the nTop Platform. Image via nTopology.