Introduces industry-defining capabilities to bring additive manufacturing to mainstream production.
CHICAGO, May 2, 2023 —nTop, the leading engineering design software company, announced today at RAPID + TCT the next major update of their flagship product: nTop 4.
With a holistic approach to design for additive manufacturing (DfAM), nTop 4 enables engineers to bring additive manufacturing (AM) to mainstream production.
This major release builds upon nTop’s unique core technologies and introduces new capabilities across four key themes: design, integration, scaling, and adoption.
“At nTop, we have always believed that design is at the core of solving the world’s hardest engineering problems. nTop 4 marks the next stage of our journey enabling engineers to deliver highly engineered AM parts for products to reach new levels of performance,” states Bradley Rothenberg, nTop co-founder, and CEO.
Design: Turn complexity into a competitive advantage with Field Optimization
As AM opens up a vast design space, manual iterations become impractical and time consuming. nTop 4 introduces Field Optimization, a new generative design technology that helps engineers navigate the overwhelming number of design parameters introduced by these complex engineering problems, accelerating decision-making and improving part performance.
Field Optimization layers a multi-scale and multi-objective optimization engine on top of nTop’s core technology, resulting in a design tool that is both extremely powerful and easy to implement.
Field Optimization introduces easy-to-use workflows that enable engineers to generate better-performing AM part designs for applications like lightweighting, medical implants, and industrial design. nTop will continue to develop the capabilities of this new technology in future releases.
Integrate: Eliminate data exchange bottlenecks with Implicit Interop
As AM parts increase in complexity, legacy design file sizes become a roadblock. Implicit Interop eliminates data exchange bottlenecks for even the most complex designs, enabling data transfer between nTop, manufacturing, CAD, and CAE software in files sizing in the megabytes, not gigabytes.
nTop 4 introduces:
- nTop Core— A developer library that makes it easy for partners to implement native Implicit Interop integrations and is already in use by nTop’s partner ecosystem.
- nTop Plugin for EOSPRINT— The first Implicit Interop software connection will be available with the upcoming release of EOSPRINT 2.14 in June.
- nTop Implicit File (.implicit) — A new nTop file format used to directly exchange implicit geometry without meshing, resulting in smaller file sizes at lossless precision.
Scale: Multiply the impact of your engineers with nTop Automate
Generating and managing custom or one-off designs at scale is challenging when using AM for rapid iteration during design exploration or mass customization.
nTop Automate enables users to multiply the impact of engineering resources by executing nTop workflows through a programmatic environment.
In addition to the Windows deployment, nTop 4 introduces nTop Automate for Linux, which allows engineers to unlock more economical cloud computing or use available on-premise high-performance computing (HPC) resources.
Adopt: Create value faster with nTop’s customer success programs
In addition to delivering the best tools for the job, nTop offers programs to accelerate adoption and maximize impact in organizations of any size.
New to nTop 4 is nTop Accelerate, a range of one-to-one training services, custom workshops, and design sprints to help nTop’s customers best meet their program objectives. nTop also continues to invest in onboarding programs — like nTop Learn, nTop’s online learning center — to ensure that engineers can deliver value as fast as possible.
nTop (formerly nTopology) was founded in 2015 with the belief that engineers’ ability to innovate shouldn’t be limited by their design software. Built on proprietary technologies that upend the constraints of traditional CAD software while integrating seamlessly into existing processes, nTop allows designers to create complex geometries, optimize instantaneously, and automate workflows to develop breakthrough 3D-printed parts in record time. Customers across the globe, in fields including aerospace, automotive, medical devices, and consumer goods, rely on nTop to create the strategic parts that redefine their industries. For more information, visit www.ntop.com