Generative Design

  • Photo of nTopology raises $40M in Series C funding round

    Engineering software developer nTopology has announced the closing of a $40 million Series C funding round led by Insight Partners, a NYC-based global venture capital and private equity firm. The significant investment, also supported by Grant Verstandig, Root, Canaan, DCVC and Haystack, will enable the rapidly growing company to expand access…

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  • Photo of ETH Zurich demonstrates automated DfAM framework with custom nozzles

    There is no question about additive manufacturing’s ability to produce complex, highly integrated geometries: in fact, this capability is one of the technology’s main advantages. Despite this, one of the hurdles to the broad implementation of AM has been actually creating these complex designs in the first place. That is,…

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  • Photo of nTopology signs distribution agreement with NTT DATA XAM Technologies in Japan

    After signing an MoU with Yamaichi Special Steel just last month, to bring it’s nTop software to Japan’s automotive industry, NYC-based software firm nTopology has now established a distribution partnership with NTT DATA XAM Technologies, the recently established AM division of Japanese system integration giant NTT DATA Corporation (a partly…

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  • Photo of DfAM takes aerospace to new heights

    This interview was originally published in the 3dpbm AM Focus eBook on Aerospace. When you talk about additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry, it is impossible not to discuss design. Design is one of – if not  – the most important driving factors behind AM’s benefits in the development of aerospace…

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  • Photo of CIA investment firm In-Q-Tel backs nTopology

    Engineering software developer nTopology has entered into a partnership with In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT), a non-profit strategic investor that identifies and supports cutting-edge technologies that could be used by the CIA and other U.S. government intelligence and national security agencies. In-Q-Tel’s investment in nTopology follows another recent investment in a 3D…

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  • Photo of MX3D successfully installs 3D printed Robot Arm

    MX3D, an Amsterdam-based company that has invented a large-format metal 3D printer, has made an exciting announcement for those following its progress. The company has successfully installed a newly optimized industrial robot arm. The part, designed by a team of engineers at Altair and 3D printed by MX3D, can be…

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  • Photo of nTopology signs MoU with Yamaichi to bring nTop software to Japan

    nTopology and Japan’s Yamaichi Special Steel (YSS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to discuss and define the partnership to promote nTopology’s new generation nTop software in Japan. Yamaichi Special Steel is an integrated part of the Japanese automotive and heavy industry manufacturing supply chain. The Additive division of YSS…

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  • Photo of Tesla shows massive generatively designed part in Model Y underbody

    With a record market cap, Tesla is among the automakers that are best positioned to get through the COVID-19 crisis. The recent – possibly a bit uncalled for – tweets by its exuberant CEO  do not seem to be getting in the way of the company’s climb to the top…

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  • Photo of Hyperganic designs 3D printed rocket engine using AI

    Hyperganic, a Germany-based developer of AI-driven design software, has created a prototype of a 3D printed rocket engine designed entirely using artificial intelligence. The 3D printed engine is designed to be built in a single piece, integrating several components, like the combustion chamber and surface channels, into one structure. Founded…

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  • Photo of Honda uses AM and generative design to optimize crankshaft

    Japanese automaker Honda is hoping to reduce the impact of its vehicles on the environment using smart design and advanced manufacturing processes. Recently, for instance, the automaker’s R&D department teamed up with software company Autodesk to redesign and 3D print a crankshaft component to make it lighter and more fuel-efficient.…

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