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Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) for Industrial Design

Virtual speaker series

Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) for Industrial Design

Most Design for Additive Manufacturing research and case studies focus on pure engineering problems and product performance. Less so on aesthetics, ergonomics, or design theory…

In this DfAM series, we explore additive manufacturing in the context of Industrial Design. Expert 3D printing practitioners describe how they used additive manufacturing to create form for aesthetics and tactile response.

The focus is on experimental, computational, and generative design. We see how these tools can aid ideation and abstract approaches that extend the way we think about products as holistic objects that blend between functions — not just an assembly of parts.

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Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) for industrial design speaker series

Texturing for additively manufactured products with nTop

Topology optimization for a bicycle wheel

Designing a 3D printed shoe using nTop

Blending form and function: Designing an origami drink insulator for additive manufacturing

3D-footwear: Visualize and materialize

Designing a 3D printed, elastomeric lattice wrist rest

Functional aesthetics in additive manufacturing

blue shoe

Custom latticed-based flip flops for consumers

What is DFAM vs. Design for Rendering?

Developing 3D printed prosthetics for animals with nTop

Customize parts using blocks, not your time

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See for yourself why leading companies in aerospace, automotive, medical, and consumer product industries rely on nTop to tackle hard engineering and design problems.