STL (Stereolithography) is a file format widely used in 3D printing, Rapid prototyping, and computer-aided design (CAD) for representing 3D models. It’s a triangular mesh format that stores information about a 3D model’s surface geometry, including its vertices, edges, and normal vectors. The information in an STL file is used to generate toolpaths for 3D printers or to prepare 3D models for use in other software applications. STL files are also used to create physical prototypes of objects through various additive manufacturing processes, including stereolithography and selective laser sintering.
STL files are used across a wide range of industries, including :
STL files are also a very common outcome of 3D scanning processes, where the shape and appearance of a real-world object or environment is captured to create its digital representation.
Viewing a STL file with 3DVieweronline requires only a few simple steps:
Steps to view a STL file with 3DViewer online
STL files can be easily shared thanks to the 3D Viewer collaboration features:
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