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Introducing the NFL Helmet Challenge DfAM eSeries

Written by nTop

Published on March 31, 2020

Our first ever month-long series with videos, live panel discussions, and guest blogs

nTop is hosting a series of presentations, panel discussions and blog posts around DfAM (Design for Additive Manufacturing) aimed at participants in the NFL Helmet Challenge, but also relevant to the broader design and engineering community.

The goal of the series is to have a variety of thought leaders in the AM space educate and inspire others to rethink how they approach design for additive, making the most of the unique design freedom it offers, while still being realistic about some of the material and process restrictions.

The series will touch on architected materials, simulation and topology optimization, along with the business constraints unique to additive manufacturing. It will run over three weeks with the first videos released on April 7th by John Barnes, Matthew Shomper and David Busacker followed by a live discussion on April 14th.


nTop (formerly nTopology) was founded in 2015 with the belief that engineers’ ability to innovate shouldn’t be limited by their design software. Built on proprietary technologies that upend the constraints of traditional CAD software while integrating seamlessly into existing processes, nTop allows designers in every industry to create complex geometries, optimize instantaneously, and automate workflows to develop breakthrough 3D-printed parts in record time.