Engineering software company nTopology Inc. opens its first European office in Regensburg, Germany. The new location will facilitate the adoption and customer support of its customer base in Europe.
The announcement follows a $20 Million funding that the US-based company raised to scale its technology & the company. In a recent Opinion of the Week, Bradley Rothenberg, cofounder and CEO of the company, demystifies the complexity of generative design and topology optimization in additive manufacturing. Speaking of their platform named nTop platform, the mathematician explained that it “lets engineers collaborate more, share workflows and automate low value work (like adding fillets to a part). Additive manufacturing has opened doors for us into enterprise accounts where we can deliver value by leveraging the same capabilities that AM requires.”
Today’s engineering challenges and initiatives include lightweighting, generative design and Industry 4.0 and despite the strengths of a company’s product, a local presence is always more than necessary to ensure good relationships and better service. That’s the reason why expanding into Europe is vital for the company’s development.
So far, the country leads the AM movement and the European Industry in general. In the Market Resource Guide released by the U.S. Commercial Service in 2018, one can read that the country of Angela Merkel has over 7.2 million employees working at more than 200,000 businesses ranging from sole proprietorships to large corporations in its manufacturing industry. Among these are 44,300 companies with 20 or more employees and a combined workforce of almost 6.1 million.
So, expanding into Germany “is the logical next step since that is the base for much of European manufacturing”, said Rothenberg.
To kick off the company’s expansion, the whole team will undertake a three-month tour, visiting select partners at their European production sites to showcase innovative design and manufacturing solutions—including simulation, topology optimization, architected materials and more—.
The whole industry will thereafter discover the company including the German and North American nTopology teams at the FORMNEXT show (Stand 12.0 B21) in Frankfurt November 19-22.
The German team will thereafter be left in the hands of Fabian Grupp who has worked in AM for his entire career. An exciting journey is ahead for both Fabian Grupp and nTopology.
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