What Is the Difference between CAD and STL Files?

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These questions are one of the first that will pop up when you want to get started with 3D printing. What is an STL file? Why did it become the standard file format for 3D printing? And what is the difference between a CAD file and an STL file? The video below explains it all.


This tutorial has been recorded using Materialise Magics. Some features might differ from the Materialise Magics Essentials software.

Tutorial created on 28 February 2017
Last modified on 28 February 2017

Author(s): Aylin Kertik

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