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3MF Consortium

The File Format Optimized for 3D Printing

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Advancing additive manufacturing with a universal specification for data storage and communication

3MF is an industry consortium working to define a 3D printing format that allows design and engineering applications to send full-fidelity 3D models and additive manufacturing data to a mix of other software, hardware and services. Our goal is to provide a specification that eliminates the issues with previously used file formats that were not optimized for industrial additive manufacturing workflows, and allows companies to focus on innovation, rather than on basic interoperability issues.

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Why Use 80s Technology in Advanced Manufacturing?

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Advanced manufacturing technologies have transformed industries, making it essential to adopt modern file formats that can keep up with the pace of innovation. Outdated formats, like the Standard Tessellation Language…

How To Convert USD to Full Color 3MF from NVIDIA Omniverse

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Following is a tutorial produced by the team at NVIDIA on How To Convert USD to 3MF from NVIDIA Omniverse. The original article can be found via Omniverse Docs but…

How to Prepare 3MF for Full Color 3D Printing with Xometry from SOLIDWORKS

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In this video, you will be introduced to Xometry's PolyJet printing service, which is a powerful tool for creating custom full-color 3D prints. The technology allows you to print photorealistic…