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Industrial design

Industrial design

Create unique products and accelerate your process with next-generation engineering design software for additive manufacturing.

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What is industrial design?

Industrial design focuses on the human factor and satisfying user needs. The goal is to create a positive and intuitive user experience through function and aesthetics. Rapid ideation, design iteration, and testing through digital or physical prototypes are fundamental steps in the industrial design process.

Industrial design for additive manufacturing (AM)

Industrial design with additive manufacturing creates opportunities for engineers to create innovative products with unique form and function.

Improve functionality

With fewer design limitations, engineers can use AM to create products that are easier to use and more ergonomic.

Improve aesthetics

From luxury products to footwear and car accessories, engineers can leverage AM design to finetune and improve aesthetics.

Rapidly design and iterate

Additive manufacturing enables rapid iteration and prototyping so engineers can create better products and get them to market quickly.

Design sustainable products

Additive manufacturing enables engineers to reduce waste and meet the demand for greener products.

Industry applications of industrial design

Industrial design for additive manufacturing helps create more innovative and competitive products across a range of industries.

Consumer products industry

The principles of industrial design and additive manufacturing are used across sports equipment, protective equipment, footwear, and luxury products to enhance user comfort, improve aesthetics, and create differentiation in product lines.

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Medical device industry

Industrial design for AM unlocks new opportunities to improve the finished look and ergonomics of medical devices, such as handheld and electronic instruments.

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Automotive industry

Industrial design for AM can reduce development time, improve functionality, differentiate products, and enhance the aesthetics of custom automotive accessories, exteriors, and interiors.

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nTop has critical tools for industrial design with additive manufacturing

Lattice structures

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

Design automation

Design processes, not just parts. Once you have built your workflow, you can rerun it with new inputs repeatedly and accurately.

Real-time visualization

Rapidly change inputs, mix-and-match elements, and see results in real time with the block-based UI system and GPU acceleration.

Surface texturing

Create or import and apply your own computational textures — without breaking your design.

Custom shoes brought to market in under 12 months using design automation and architected materials

Impact Footwear used nTop to develop customizable flip-flop sandals, controlled by 30+ design variables. The shoe could be manufactured on demand thanks to fully automated design and ordering processes.

Software built on transformative technology

Design technology that will not break.

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

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.

Build processes, not just parts.

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

Take your industrial design to the next level.

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