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4 Most Common 3D Printer File Formats in 2019

Reading Time: 26 minutes What is the best 3D printer file format? Which format should you use? We explain and compare the four most common 3D printing file formats: STL, OBJ, AMF, and 3MF. What is a 3D Printer File Format? 3D printers require a 3D file of an object To print a three-dimensional object, a 3D printer needs a […]

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STL File Format (3D Printing) – Simply Explained

Reading Time: 18 minutes What is an STL file? What is it good for? How does it work? We simply explain the STL file format for 3D printing in depth. Here’s a primer on what they are and how they work, the advantages and disadvantages of their use, plus alternative file formats to consider. In this article, we’re talking […]

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8 Most Common 3D File Formats – Simply Explained

Reading Time: 24 minutes Which 3D file formats are there? How do they compare? What should you use? We simply explain the 8 most common 3D file formats used today: STL, OBJ, FBX, COLLADA, 3DS, IGES; STEP, and VRML/X3D. A 3D file format is used for storing information about 3D models. You may have heard of the most popular formats STL, […]

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Wikimedia Commons Enables 3D Model Uploads and Downloads

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wikimedia Commons has enabled a new feature which will allow you to upload 3D models. The first upload is a model by the #NEWPALMYRA project, honoring Bassel Khartabil.  In 2015, the Wikimedia community was surveyed and a wish list was realized. On that list, number eleven is to add 3D models on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia is slowly […]