Generate highly engineered parts with a multi-objective and multi-scale design tool.
What is Field Optimization?
Field Optimization is a new generative design technology that enables you to solve today’s most complex engineering problems, accelerating and improving decision-making for highly engineered parts.
From requirements to parts
Generate designs that meet competing objectives and constraints in a single-step optimization process.
Eliminate manual iterations
Remove the guesswork from multi-parameter optimization to reach better design outcomes in a fraction of the time.
Innovate with confidence
Solve complex engineering challenges using the latest generative design tools to gain a competitive advantage.
Applications of Field Optimization
Field Optimization provides benefits across industries and use cases. Here are some common examples.
Achieve greater weight reduction than multi-step optimization alternatives by incorporating multiple design objectives and constraints in a single-step optimization process.Learn more
Generate implants with elastic properties comparable to bone to avoid stress shielding while ensuring mechanical performance and creating a textured surface that promotes bone growth.Learn more
Create products that take advantage of the unique aesthetics of additive manufacturing with confidence that they will function as intended.Learn more
How it works
Built on nTop's unique core technologies, Field Optimization is a new multi-objective, multi-scale, and single-step generative design tool that accounts for spatially varied design parameters.
Map design variables to a structure's physical response through simulation, testing, or analytical equations.
Set up objectives, constraints, and the upper and lower bounds of your design variables and run your optimization.
Automatically convert the results into editable implicit geometry for post-processing and refinement.
The latest in generative design
With nTop’s built-in optimization workflows, it’s easy to get started with Field Optimization. Advanced users can use its open architecture to create custom parametrizations.
Generate designs that get more performance from additive manufacturing parts with easy-to-use processes.
Build custom optimization tools adapted to your unique requirements that encode your expert knowledge.
nTop’s capabilities constantly expand, and so will the functionality of Field Optimization.
Field Optimization is an extremely powerful technology. We made it simple to use.
Periodic lattice optimization
Generate lightweight structures with an optimized shape and lattice thickness for nTop's beam, TPMS, and honeycomb unit cells.
Create hollow structures with variable shell thickness tailored to your operating conditions — with or without a lattice infill.
Voronoi lattice optimization
Generate 3D-printed foams with variable cell size and beam thickness to meet stiffness requirements for your loading conditions.
*More optimization workflows are coming soon.
Encode expert knowledge to build custom optimization tools with zero lines of code.
Custom unit cells
Expand the functionality of Field Optimization to custom lattice structures.
Material test data
Incorporate experimental data for even more realistic optimization results.
Create optimization processes tailored to your specific needs or manufacturing process.
We are constantly expanding the capabilities of our software. Here are some functionalities we are exploring with Field Optimization for future workflows.
Modify your initial shape boundary based on performance or manufacturability constraints.
Define mechanical and thermal constraints to generate parts optimized for both heat transfer and structural performance.
Beyond additive manufacturing
Apply Field Optimization to parts designed for traditional manufacturing processes, such as machining, casting, or molding.
FAQ on Field Optimization
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