nTopology a software company based in NYC has entered into a collaboration with NTT DATA XAM technologies the 3D printing branch of NTT DATA Corporation a division in Nippon Telegraph and Telephone. This comes a month after agreeing with Yaimachi Special Steel to introduce their nTop software to Japan’s automobile industry.
A statement from the company says the agreement applicable from the 1st of July will see NTT DATA XAM which works to provide 3D printing services employ their digital technology to the 3D printing value chain starting from design phase, manufacturing and procurement while working on improving the entire process. Enhancing production efficiency and quality improvement while engaging innovative approaches throughout the manufacturing processes will be key. With a goal of having business revenues of 10 billion yen by 2025, they aim to create more partnerships with established firms worldwide.
According to NTT DATA, innovative approaches in 3D printing of metals allows for production of highly complex and standard shapes which adhere to set quality standards. This has seen more financing of 3D printing technologies by companies as more of them move towards digitizing the production process. NTT has also been working on an internal additive manufacturing business while engaged in providing high-strength parts through various contracting agreements.
They are also working on growing their 3D printing business through the sale of EOS metal, Plastic AM systems and DLyte post-processing system while carrying out maintenance and contracted productions and growing a new crop of engineers through software development and intensive industry investments.
Through combining Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology, the firm hope to experience increased growth and the deal with nTopology works within this assumption. This collaboration aims to produce advanced engineering tools for the market. The nTop software will come in handy through Design for Additive Manufacturing service for value addition and encouraging innovation.
With funding from Lockheed Martin, an aerospace and defense leader, nTopology will work to ensure design superiority in additive manufacturing while being the strategic US partner. The working with Japan a major Asian actor equally serves to address emerging tensions in the locality and nTopology has acknowledged their delight in working with NTT DATA XAM which supports end to end workflows.
As a leader in the provision of 3D printing services and powder additive manufacturing solutions, they acknowledge the need for vetting the raw materials used in their factories as well as the products offered to the market. By employing digital design while using, nTop technology, they desire to do away with the disadvantages design software have to deal with hence enabling of the leaders in 3D printing produce better and innovative products.