Category Archives: nTopology

Autodesk University: How is Generative Design used within additive manufacturing?

Autodesk’s software user conference, Autodesk University (AU), took place this week in London with industry professionals from all over the world converging to experience the latest innovations in CAD technologies. I attended the event to see a wide range of exhibitions, classes, lectures and hands-on sessions demonstrating the use of CAD in industries such as […]

3D printing news Sliced Lockheed Martin, Aurora Labs, MyMiniFactory, Robo 3D, BMW

How can architecture inspire 3D printed fashion pieces? When will we be able to 3D print buildings? Are self-correcting 3D printers right around the corner? This edition of 3D printing news Sliced features Aurora Labs,GE, MyMiniFactory, Smet Construction Services, Inc., Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3D, Autodesk, Faro and more. AM in art & crafts, architecture, and […]

Defining generative design and its software implementation with nTopology, Frustum, and ParaMatters

Breaking announcements in printable materials, hardware, and the latest end-use applications are now standard at major 3D printing conferences. Focusing on the latest parts designed for additive manufacturing, typical explanations for how each was conceived likely include the terms topology optimization, lattice design, and generative design. Although these concepts are well established in an academic […]

General Motors enters next phase of vehicle light weighting with generative design

North American vehicle manufacturer General Motors has teamed up with award winning software company Autodesk in the development of its future product designs. Combining 3D printing with generative design, the company’s approach to vehicle development is “completely transformed,” says Ken Kelzer, VP of Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems at GM. Through paring these technologies the design […]

Self-forming structures made with 3D printing at Nervous System

The Nervous System studio was founded in 2007. Since then their exploration of generative design, often drawing on 3D printing technology, has made the work of founders Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg a regular appearance on this site. Projects from the Somerville, Massachusetts studio include the 4D printing Kinematics system and working with New Balance […]

The best 3D printing startups of 2018

3D printing startup of the year is proving to be a popular category in our 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards. In addition to the 10 3D printing startups shortlisted during the nomination process, our readers have used the wildcard option to vote for more than 70 additional enterprises. We’ve included the wildcard option to ensure […]

Latest 3D printing jobs engineering, technical, sales, web development, launch offer extended

If anything is clear since the launch of our 3D Printing Jobs service, it’s that opportunities in the industry are booming. Roles in engineering, management, marketing, business development, technical, web development, finance and more are all currently open for applications. Job seekers can sign up here with LinkedIn or an email address to apply for these specialist roles. […]

Protolabs’ sponsored 2018 3D printing industry awards competition closes March 31, enter now!

The 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards trophy design competition, sponsored by Protolabs and hosted by MyMiniFactory, is ending this week at midnight (GMT) March 31st. Submit your entries here. The winner of the competition will see their design used as the official trophy given to award winners at the 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards, as […]

Protolabs’ sponsored 2018 3D printing industry awards competition closes March 31, enter now!

The 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards trophy design competition, sponsored by Protolabs and hosted by MyMiniFactory, is ending this week at midnight (GMT) March 31st. Submit your entries here. The winner of the competition will see their design used as the official trophy given to award winners at the 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards, as […]

nTopology CEO gives insight into generative design after raising $7.6M

New York based nTopology has raised $7.6M to enhance its generative design software. The funding round was led by Data Collective and Root Ventures. nTopology recently returned from exhibiting at formnext 2017. I caught up with Brad Rothenberg, nTopology co-founder and CEO, to learn more about how the funds will be used. “Formnext was awesome,” […]