Brad Rothenberg, co-founder & CEO of nTopology

Brad Rothenberg is the co-founder & CEO of nTopology, a startup developing design software for industrial additive manufacturing.

Brad has been working with 3D printing for 10 years. He has a background in computational geometry in architecture. Brad received his B. Arch at Pratt institute in 2009.

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nTopology Element & 3MF Beam Lattices

Today, we're proud and excited to announce that nTopology Element is the first piece of CAD software to offer full importing and exporting of 3MF's Beam Lattice extension, which was developed and ratified with nTopology's direct involvement.

Quick Start Guide: Crank Arm

Check out our new quick start guide. Get started with Element Pro by following these simple steps. This will easily help you get familiar with our workflow.

Element Pro Case Study: F1 Brake Pedal

Check out another Element case study written by one of our Application Engineers, Skand Mishra. Here, the goal is to significantly reduce the weight of a Formula 1 brake pedal design while still withstanding the given loading condition. SimSolid was used for the structural analysis - a simulation tool that analyzes fully featured parts and assemblies in minutes without meshing! Check it out at www.simsolid.com.

Element Pro Case Study: Pressure Vessel Ribs

Check out our new case study that optimizes structural ribs around a pressure vessel using imported stress data from SimSolid (www.simsolid.com).

3.00 pm

Doors open, intro videos

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1

Manufacturing in New York

François-Xavier Terny is CEO and co-founder of Vanguard Moto, an entirely new and distinct motorcycle brand, designed, engineered and built in New York City.

Jack Abel is the founder of Watermark, a leading manufacturer of high end bath fittings, faucets, shower heads and accessories.

Amber Mooney is the Industry Engagement Manager at FuzeHub, a not-for-profit organization that connects New York's small and mid-sized manufacturing companies to growth resources.

David Ehrenberg is President and CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, the not-for-profit corporation that manages the Brooklyn Navy Yard on behalf of the City of New York.

Moderator

Michael Greenstein is Director of The Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Programs at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and a design for manufacturability (DFM) expert.

4.40 - 5.00 pm - Keynote

Autodesk - Designing for Additive Manufacturing at the intersection of Materials, Machine and Process

Duann Scott is Head of Business Development and Strategy for Digital Manufacturing at Autodesk.

5.00 - 5.40 pm - Panel 2

Factory floor in 2030

Charlie Mantione is Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of PanurgyOEM, a partner providing outsourced services in the computer, industrial electronics, consumer electronics, and communications industries.

Jonathan Schwartz is co-founder and CPO at Voodoo Manufacturing, a fast, affordable, and high-volume 3D printing service in Brooklyn.

Nina Rappaport is an architectural critic, curator, historian and educator and directs the Vertical Urban Factory think tank.

5.40 - 6.00 pm - Networking break

Demos, drinks + networking

6.00 - 6.10 pm - Keynote

Geometric

Nikhil Dalvi is Products Director at Geometric Americas with expertise in DFM and DFX products.

6.10 - 7.00 pm - Panel 3

Design software evolution

Brad Rothenberg is the co-founder & CEO of nTopology, a startup developing design software for industrial additive manufacturing.

Stephan Clambaneva is the Director and Design Business Consultant for the Design Studio at Dassault Systemes, a leading Product Lifecycle Management Organization.

Eric Ciampoli is founder and President of ECIC Consulting, ECIC Consulting, an engineering consulting firm serving the manufacturing industry.

7.00 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Molecular manufacturing

Prof. Jacob Trevino is Director of the NanoFabrication Facility at the City University of New York (CUNY) Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC).

Ahmed Busnaina is the founding Director of Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern University, Boston, specializing in nanoscale printing of 2D and 3D structures for devices and sensors.

James J. Williams III is the Strategy + Communications Director for Nanotronics, a Brooklyn-based company that automates industrial microscopes used for inspection of the world's most advanced technologies.

8.00 - 9.00 pm - Networking continues

Demos, drinks + networking

DFM Summit #20 is hosted by

Rajeev Sharma is a Senior Advisor at the Industrial Technical Assistance Corporation (ITAC), where NYC's small manufacturers have been going to since 1988 for help in increasing sales, cutting costs and making smarter investments.

Who attends Design for Manufacturing Summits?

Industrial designers, product developers, makers, engineers, manufacturers. Representatives of the following organizations have participated in our semi-annual summits:

Material ConneXion
Shapeways
RockPaperrobot
Tangent Ventures
Sparklabs
Macro Sea
Cornell University
Langoliers Jewelry
New York Investment Fund
Geomagic
Gartner
Tactonic Technologies
Makesimp.ly
Columbia University
McLaren Engineering Group
Pratt Center
NY Designs
Fallon Community Health
Charles River Ventures
Brooklyn Custom Metal Fabrication
Selux
Brookyn Wharf
Aras
CBS Interactive
NYU
NRI
Wiley Publishers
PTC
IronCAD
Autodesk
Parsons School of Design
Kimber Mfg
ITAC
SpaceClaim
Sparkfun Electronics
R/GA
New York Life
Zahn Center
GrabCAD
Fabricating.com
Hutzler Home Products
Accenture
IDSA
Peripteral Design
Maine Fablab
KBS+
Panoptic Online Marketing
Design Compendium
USPTO
Holstee
Gordon Randall Perry Design
NYCEDC
Shisa Labs
intrinSIM
Lampa
New Balance
ShopBot Tools
TechShop
Francis Bitonti Studio
Macy's
MakerBot
ECCO Design
Breadbox Studio
Firstmark Capital
Heisel
NAGRA
MCE Consultants
OgilvyOne
Terrapin Bright Green
Reshoring Initiative
Core77
Dassault Systemes
Adafruit Industries
Dynamo Development Lab
Pensa
Dynotex
Citibank
Meridian Design Associates
Maker Faire Africa
Architectural Grille
Deutsche Bank
Syracuse University
Bolt
Knovel
D-Shape

Pricing and refund policy

We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the design and manufacturing communities. Ticket sales cover our costs. Design for Manufacturing Forum is a bootstrapped project.

There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.

We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.

Privacy policy

We will never share your contact details with third parties, not even with sponsors.


What are Design for Manufacturing Summits?

80 percent of manufacturing costs are determined in the first 20 percent of the product design process. Design has the key to take cost and waste out of manufacturing.

Design for Manufacturing Summits bring together product developers, industrial designers, engineers, makers and manufacturers for a more decentralized, leaner manufacturing ecosystem.

Who attends DFM Summits?

Industrial designers, product developers, makers, engineers, manufacturers. Representatives of the following organizations have participated in our semi-annual summits:

Material ConneXion
Shapeways
RockPaperrobot
Tangent Ventures
Sparklabs
Macro Sea
Cornell University
Langoliers Jewelry
New York Investment Fund
Geomagic
Gartner
Tactonic Technologies
Makesimp.ly
Columbia University
McLaren Engineering Group
Pratt Center
NY Designs
Fallon Community Health
Charles River Ventures
Brooklyn Custom Metal Fabrication
Selux
Brookyn Wharf
Aras
CBS Interactive
NYU
NRI
Wiley Publishers
PTC
IronCAD
Autodesk
Parsons School of Design
Kimber Mfg
ITAC
SpaceClaim
Sparkfun Electronics
R/GA
New York Life
Zahn Center
GrabCAD
Fabricating.com
Hutzler Home Products
Accenture
IDSA
Peripteral Design
Maine Fablab
KBS+
Panoptic Online Marketing
Design Compendium
USPTO
Holstee
Gordon Randall Perry Design
NYCEDC
Shisa Labs
intrinSIM
Lampa
New Balance
ShopBot Tools
TechShop
Francis Bitonti Studio
Macy's
MakerBot
ECCO Design
Breadbox Studio
Firstmark Capital
Heisel
NAGRA
MCE Consultants
OgilvyOne
Terrapin Bright Green
Reshoring Initiative
Core77
Dassault Systemes
Adafruit Industries
Dynamo Development Lab
Pensa
Dynotex
Citibank
Meridian Design Associates
Maker Faire Africa
Architectural Grille
Deutsche Bank
Syracuse University
Bolt
Knovel

Pricing and refund policy

We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the design and manufacturing communities. Ticket sales cover our costs. Design for Manufacturing Forum is a bootstrapped project.

There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.

We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.

Privacy policy

We will never share your contact details with third parties, not even with sponsors.