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STL vs 3MF... Time make the Switch?

Posted by Tim Courtland on

As someone who has used .STL files for over 10 years, I haven't even considered using any other format for 3D Print files, with the exception of the occasional .OBJ.In a typical 'Judging a book by its cover' situation I was quick to dismiss .3MF as an option, mainly because of its connection with Microsoft/Autodesk/Dassault etc... But after accidentally exporting a model from Fusion 360, I may just stick with it! What is the .3MF format & why it is better than STL? 3MF or '3D Manufacturing Format' is a relatively new, XML based file format, created by the 3MF consortium. Its also completely...

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