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3MF files for 3D printing

Posted by cozmicray 
3MF files for 3D printing
November 02, 2019 10:04PM
Have you heard about 3MF file format for 3D printing

Here is a little video on 3MF vs STL


What do you think?

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Re: 3MF files for 3D printing
November 02, 2019 10:26PM
I think M$ had their finger in it, so I'm never going near it! (yes this is a political decision based on my belief that M$ is evil!)

Very little produces this format... so you have to convert from good old stl somewhere

They also talk about STL being old like being old is always a bad thing, but 3MF uses zip which is even older than STL!

Re file sizes... its zipped, if you want to use it it will take time to decompress it. This is the trade off you make for smaller files. Storage is cheap cpu power is expensive... I would rather have larger files and less cpu power

The can't be non manfoild claim is interesting, But I can't confirm this... as far as I know its still a triangle mesh just inside a container... so that doesn't guarantee its manifold at all,,,
I've probably missed something here...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2019 10:27PM by Dust.
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