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nTopology Introduces nTop Platform for customers to enable Faster Designing of Better Performing Parts

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Above: nTop platform expands designing capabilities beyond lattice design to address the entire engineering workflow/Image Credit: nTopology

nTopology, a software company building engineering design tools for advanced manufacturing, earlier this week introduced its nTop platform with an aim to enable its customers to quickly develop better performing parts. The nTop platform expands designing capabilities beyond lattice design to address the entire engineering workflow.

The company started four years ago by founder Bradley Rothenberg, allows engineers to design complex models for additive manufacturing.

According to founder of nTopology, Brad Rothenberg, “I saw a gap in the engineering software stack. The CAD software available simply wasn’t capable of handling complex geometry to the level that engineers (and 3D printing hardware) were demanding. In the first two years, some of the leading engineering brands in aerospace, automotive, medical and consumer goods became nTopology customers. We built a user count that’s measured in thousands and learned a ton about the challenges and initiatives on their minds.”

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Above: Data from multiple simulations can be compiled to influence the performance characteristics of a part/Image Credit: nTopology

The nTop platform is the result of an important insight gathered from its customers that the faster a customer can design a better performing part the more innovative they can be – giving them the competitive edge to win new business. 

The nTop platform has expanded its customer’s capabilities beyond lattice design to address the entire engineering workflow.

The nTop Platform can compute lightweight parts with a variety of approaches that include lattices, gyroid infill, and topology optimization. Users can iterate faster by leveraging existing CAD or mesh data, built-in simulation, and nTop’s ability to create reusable workflows in ways that traditional engineering software could never achieve. And across the board, our customers asked for the ability to automate processes and capture engineering knowledge. nTop Platform was built to address that request.

Some of the notable features of nTop Platform are as follows:

  • An enterprise-grade knowledge sharing system, built to let engineers securely share engineering workflows across their teams.
  • The ability to automate highly-complex workflows from design concept through optimization, simulation, and build preparation.
  • A computational modelling environment that enables design complexity never seen before
  • A system that integrates seamlessly into existing engineering workflows.

According to the Steve Costello, Chief Revenue Officer for nTopology, “The two things that enable these breakthroughs are the team and the technology. The nTopology team is energetic, solution-oriented, and focused on helping our customers tackle the big engineering challenges of today.  Just like our products, our team is centered on collaboration and leveraging the unique capabilities of each team member – and our lower Manhattan location has allowed us to build a world-class group of diverse thinkers.”


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