AM Software-New 3MF Beam Lattices supported by nTopology

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The 3MF Consortium rolled out the new Beam Lattice Specification Extension to its 3MF Core Specification. nTopology has announced that its generative, function-based Element is the first piece of CAD software to offer full importing and exporting of the extension, which nTopology helped to develop and ratify and is an important improvement to the lattice design workflow.

“nTopology has a long history of offering customers a better option through our LTCX file format, and we are proud to have worked with our colleagues at the 3MF Consortium to standardize the Beam Lattice extension so that LTCX’s functionality can be shared across the industry,”  

-Spencer Wright in nTopology Blog-

“With 3MF Beam Lattices, users will see file that are up to 1/1000th the size of STLs, and will be able to transfer lattices with ease between nTopology Element and other enterprise-grade CAD software. 3MF Beam Lattices also allow boolean functions to be built into the file itself, making your workflow simpler and faster.”

-Spencer Wright-


With our unique combination of generative, manual, and simulation-based design tools, we let engineers create parts whose functional requirements are baked right in. With Element, you can optimize lattice structures with respect to user-defined inputs, imported data, or our integrated FEA – letting you make the right parts for your application, every single time. Email

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