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20 Best Free STL File Viewer Tools in 2019

for all platforms: Online, Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS.

Before deciding to 3D print an STL file or when reviewing the work of a colleague, you want to view it. Luckily, there are many options available. Some of these 3D viewers are not too demanding for your computer or your wallet. ...
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3D-Printing File Formats Must Evolve with the Industry

STL’s various shortcomings came into focus

In the beginning, there was the stereolithography file, commonly called the STL file. Although not very complex  -  it was essentially a collection of triangles  -  the STL provided a way to get data into 3D-printing systems. Enough hardware manufacturers used STL for it to become ...
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How To use TinkerCAD to Fix .stl files

Modelers know the frustration of finding gaps

As a 3D modeller, I like to think the designs I spend weeks building come out perfect and ready to 3D print. ...
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STL files

Importing and Exporting 3D Models

While 3D manufacture from CAD files are now becoming a widespread and dependable means of creating components or parts for complex assemblies, the technological principle has existed since 1986. That was when a Engineer named Chuck W. Hull raised a Patent in the United States entitled “apparatus ...
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What is an STL file format?

Format approximates the surfaces of a solid model with triangles

The STL file (standard tessellation language) format has become the ...
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