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nTop announces strategic investment agreement with In-Q-Tel

Written by Ryan O'Hara

Published on July 7, 2020

This investment confirms our unique design capabilities for the advanced manufacturing industry

We’re excited to announce that we’ve entered into a partnership with In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT), the non-profit strategic investor identifying and delivering cutting-edge technology for the U.S. intelligence and national security community.

“The investment from IQT validates the powerful capabilities of nTop, nTop’s design-engineering software suite,” according to nTop Solutions Architect Nicky Soane, PhD. “We are excited to join In-Q-Tel’s portfolio of companies and work together on digital design and advanced manufacturing technologies with their partners,” he says.

nTop’s technology enables high-performance designs, lightning-fast iterations, and geometric complexity that were previously impossible to achieve. From its unbreakable modeling technology and field-driven design to remixable workflows guaranteeing repeatable outputs, nTop will bring powerful design technology to IQT’s affiliates.

Steve Taub, partner for investments at IQT says, “We are thrilled to be working with nTop and are excited about the potential their technology can bring to our government partners as they continue to unlock the power of additive manufacturing.”

To learn more about IQT click here.

Ryan O'Hara

Dr. Ryan O’Hara is the Technical Director for Aerospace and Defense for nTop. He brings 20 years of military service and experience as a Developmental Engineer to the nTop team. Ryan has served all over the world leading engineers that have enabled incredible advanced material and engineering solutions through the use of composites and additive manufacturing. Most recently, he served as a Professor at the US Air Force Institute of Technology where he led over $5M in academic research programs while standing up one of the first metal additive manufacturing labs in the US Air Force.