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Design without boundaries
While digital manufacturing has moved from primarily a prototyping technology into full-scale production, we still use software and methods based on technology from the 1980s. CAD’s foundation is boundary representation (B-rep), which successfully digitized the drafting board, but what’s next?
Incremental improvements on CAD haven’t been able to keep up with the increasing capabilities of modern manufacturing technology. Instead, implicit modeling, a totally new way to model 3D objects, is breaking the boundaries between analysis and design to take full advantage of the complexity that’s possible with digital manufacturing.
Powered by implicit modeling, Field Optimization is built for the future of product development and is already fueling innovation across a range of products from autonomous, swarming factory robots, to zero-energy-hydrogen-powered aircraft to custom orthodontics.
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.