Compliant bike seat tailored to pressure map data from the rider. nTop 2.0’s Lightweighting Toolkit was used to generate the base lattice onto which the Design Analysis Toolkit imports pressure-map data to further enhance the design and drive lattice density and thickness. Image: nTopology

Following its recent fundraising and the opening of their first office in Europe, nTopology releases the latest version of their computational-modeling software, nTop Platform 2.0. The new version comes with an array of improvements: support for prepackaged, application-specific nTop Toolkits, letting engineers quickly learn and use its most powerful capabilities right out of the box.

The prepackaged Toolkits and authoring capabilities can both be used to automate engineering workflows, delivering efficiencies and scaling an organization’s best talent across the enterprise. With nTop Platform, teams can automate tasks that take hours, days or weeks with traditional design tools because of the ability to build reusable workflows.

nTopology is also partnering with industry leaders in additive manufacturing hardware to deliver new capabilities to their users. “The flexibility and high performance of nTopology software and its ability to package-up customer workflows helps us and our customers to create advanced Digital Foam,” says Fabian Krauss, Global Business Development Manager at EOS. “We use it in projects to create 3D-printed products with architected materials properties tailored exactly to customer needs. It unlocks the true potential of generative design in additive manufacturing for Digital Foam and for many other applications.

In addition to the new prepackaged Toolkits, nTop Platform's authoring capabilities allow a company’s most advanced engineers to create their own proprietary toolkits, enabling secure knowledge transfer across the organization.

Find below the main capabilities and benefits of the software as stated by the company:

Lightweighting Toolkit

  • Quickly and easily reduce the weight and maximize the performance of parts.
  • Shell parts in seconds no matter how complex the geometry.
  • Apply variable wall thickness to shelled parts.

Architected Materials Toolkit

  • Engineer functional materials that perform at any scale—hundreds of unit cells, or hundreds of billions.
  • Design with multifunctional requirements from the start. Structural, thermal, acoustics, or aesthetics; all with total control at any length scale.
  • Optimize unit cells to create unique material properties to perfectly suit the application. Increase surface area while reducing weight. Turn geometric complexity into a competitive advantage.

Design Analysis Toolkit

  • Use fully integrated simulation capabilities to seamlessly analyze parts in a single, connected workflow.
  • Drive geometric parameters directly from simulation results to achieve high-performance parts that meet functional requirements.
  • Integrate with the simulation tools an organization already uses, including ANSYS, Abaqus, and Nastran.

Topology Optimization Toolkit

  • Discover new and innovative designs early in the product development cycle.
  • Apply multiple loading conditions and optimize for a variety of performance criteria including stress, displacement, stiffness, and weight.
  • Use automated geometry reconstruction tools to quickly generate instantly editable geometry.

Additive Manufacturing Toolkit

  • Position, orient and prepare parts for additive manufacturing from a set of common build platforms.
  • Add lattice support structures easily and quickly
  • Slice parts avoiding error-prone STL files and export manufacturing data directly to machines

 

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