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Architected materials

Architected materials

Overcome material limitations and enhance product performance with the most sophisticated toolset for additive manufacturing on the market.

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Benefits of architected materials with 3D printing

3D printing maximizes the benefits of architected materials to expand a product's functionality, safety, performance, and customization options.

Increase impact absorption

Additively manufactured architected materials can increase impact absorption by controlling how a structure collapses under loading.

Improve osseointegration

3D-printed porous lattice structures can be fine-tuned to mimic the properties of bone and promote bone ingrowth.

Control stiffness

Architected materials enable engineers to tailor the stiffness of 3D-printed foams to improve durability, impact absorption, and cushioning.

Improve user comfort

3D printing architected materials can improve a product’s ergonomics, breathability, and how it feels to the user.

Industry applications of architected materials

Architected materials can help you develop highly-engineered structures across a range of industries.

Medical device industry

Additively manufactured architected materials enable engineers to increase osseointegration in implants by mimicking the characteristics of bone. They can also enhance the comfort of prostheses and orthoses by improving breathability and flexibility.

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Consumer products industry

From footwear to sports and protective equipment, 3D printing architected materials creates new opportunities for engineers to control stiffness, improve ergonomics, and increase impact absorption.

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Automotive industry

Architected materials can improve passenger comfort by integrating 3D-printed foams with improved cushioning into seats and headrests. They can also enhance safety by defining how a structure collapses on impact.

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nTop’s critical tools for architected materials with additive manufacturing

Lattice structures

Generate complex, scalable lattice structures, with variable thickness and smooth transitions, in seconds.

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Design automation

Build and automate your workflow to iterate through new inputs without the risk of failure.

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Design analysis and simulation

Simulate and evaluate using built-in tools with options to use solid elements, beam elements, or homogenization.

Surface texturing

Create custom surface textures easily using Field-Driven Design to control size, shape, or depth.

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Air Force designs a 50% lighter CubeSat bus assembly with nTop

The U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) used nTop and architected materials to develop an additively manufactured CubeSat bus assembly. The resulting assembly is 50% lighter, 20% stiffer, and consolidates 125 parts to 25.

Software built on transformative technology

Implicit Modeling

Design technology that will not break.

Remove design limitations and overcome fundamental challenges with our unique modeling engine.

Field-Driven Design

Your data goes in; optimized designs come out.

Feed your design workflows with real-world data, physics, and logic to harness the power of implicit modeling.

Design Process Automation

Build processes, not just parts.

Create reusable workflows and algorithmic processes that save you time and empower your team to scale.

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nTop has the tools you need to maximize the benefits of AM.