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.
Autodesk has announced the newest version of Netfabb, their additive manufacturing and design software. Netfabb provides a toolset for managing printers, setting up models, simulating prints, and generating lattices. Netfabb 2019.0 brings enhancements to simulation, latticing, cloud storage, machine workspaces, and more.
HP Inc. and Siemens, longtime partners in 3D printing, have expanded their collaboration in 3D printing to enable even more advanced functionality across a broader set of Siemens PLM software to change the way users can design and manufacture with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.
Due to a “longstanding partnership” with HP, GoProto has been using the new system for more than a year, said Jeff Dean, who does marketing for the service bureau from its sales office. As a result, GoProto has provided feedback to HP during the system’s development and “learned a few things” in the process, Dean said.
Using common structures defined by Open Packaging Conventions (OPC) such as ZIP and XML to ease development, the group members initially created a core 3MF specification; several significant task-specific extensions have since followed. A helpful 3MF FAQ page presents answers to such questions as why isn’t 3MF binary and how does it compare to STL/OBJ/AMF/STEP/etc.
In 2015, some of the world’s leading additive manufacturing and tech companies came together to launch the 3MF Consortium in an effort to introduce a new, universal 3D printing file format.
Rize Inc. Launches Industry’s First Digitally Augmented Additive Manufacturing Parts to Integrate Industry 4.0 Technologies
Rize APD voxel-level 3D printing includes Digital Rights Management into physical 3D printed parts for compliance, authenticity and traceability
The consortium behind the full-fidelity 3MF 3D printing file format, has released its Beam Lattice Specification Extension to its 3MF Core Specification.
Today’s edition of our 3D printing news digest Sliced, asks the following: How do you redirect sound with 3D printing? Will 3D printers ever find a place in mechanics’ shops? Are 3D printed hypersonic warheads viable? All this and more from Duke University, PostNord, GKN Powder Metallurgy and the 3MF consortium.
Siemens 3D printed turbine parts, 3MF Consortium releases 3D lattice extension, Renishaw, PolyU, Prodways
In case you missed out on any developments in the 3D printing world recently, we’ve got another round-up for you. The latest news includes Siemens 3D printing parts for an industrial steam turbine, Renishaw partnering with Cardiff University Dental Hospital, and much more besides.
Rize Inc. emerged from stealth almost two years ago, unveiling an office-ready 3D printer with unique capabilities including minimal post-processing and the ability to print ink directly on printed parts.
When Microsoft introduced the updated, 3D printing-specific 3MF format, and the collaborative 3MF Consortium, in 2015, the announcement drew significant attention in the hopes of a superior digital file format for additive manufacturing.
The 3MF Consortium (3MF) ratified and released its Beam Lattice Specification Extension to its 3MF Core Specification.
The 3MF Consortium (3MF) ratified and released its Beam Lattice Specification Extension to its 3MF Core Specification today. The 3MF Beam Lattice extension is a new method for storing and transferring lattice-type geometry information.
3MF Consortium Releases First Standardized 3D Beam Lattice Extension - Business Wire (press release)
The 3MF Beam Lattice Extension enables for lattice-type geometric information to be used during additive manufacturing at all scales