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(Re)Introducing nTop

Written by Bradley Rothenberg | CEO and Founder at nTop

Published on April 14, 2023

In 2015, we started nTopology to enable engineers to design without boundaries. At the time, I was excited by all of the new design potential of additive manufacturing. Manufacturing was no longer the bottleneck, but rather it was software holding back design. More specifically, design tools built on top of technology developed to replace drafting limited our ability to model, simulate, and better understand complex, high-performance products made possible with additive.

Over the last years, we created software allowing engineers to design any topology, hence the name nTopology. (We also used to jokingly call ourselves “no topology” because our implicit model avoids the traditional CAD topology structure that is the source of many errors.)

The earliest version of nTopology focused on delivering the best latticing and topology optimization technology, but over the years, it’s become so much more. Today, nTopology is deployed across more than 400 leading companies in aerospace, automotive, consumer, and industrial technology. From Ocado lightweighting a groundbreaking factory robot, to Siemens Energy delivering better thermal management systems, to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) architecting advanced materials, to Nexxt Spine engineering 3D-printed titanium orthopedic implants engineered to fuse with bone, our software is mission critical to companies delivering some of the most innovative products today.

nTop 4 signals a new era of our software. Our technology, based on Implicit modeling, Field-Driven Design, and Design Process Automation, extends far beyond lattices and topology optimization alone, and it’s time for our name to reflect that.

That’s why nTopology is officially becoming nTop.

With this name change comes a new brand identity. We’ve updated our logo, and we’re adjusting the names of our products and services. Many engineers already refer to us as nTop, (and some even speak of nTop-ing their designs) so this isn’t a major shift. And, while we’re shortening our name, it’s an expansion of our brand to encompass all of the new design potential that nTop enables. (Plus, nTop is easier to pronounce and spell.)

Welcome to nTop 4, design without boundaries.

Bradley Rothenberg

CEO and Founder at nTop

Bradley Rothenberg is the CEO and founder of nTop, an engineering design software company based in New York City. Since its founding in 2015, nTop has served the aerospace, automotive, medical, and consumer products industries with advanced engineering software that enables users to design, test, and iterate faster on highly complex parts for production with additive manufacturing. Bradley has been developing computational design tools for additive manufacturing for more than 15 years. He actively works to advance the industry, often speaking at industry events around the world including Develop3DLive, Talk3D and formnext. He is often quoted in trade publications, interviewed on industry podcasts, and has been included in Forbes Magazine. He studied architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.