What is 3D printing?
Additive manufacturing technology comes in many shapes and sizes, but no matter the type of 3D printer or material you are using, the 3D printing process follows the same basic steps.
It starts with creating a 3D blueprint using computer-aided design (commonly called CAD) software. Creators are only limited by their imaginations. For example, 3D printers have been used to manufacture everything from robots and prosthetic limbs to custom shoes and musical instruments
With so many 3D printer file formats out there, it’s hard to tell which one to use.
the most common file types used in 3D printing. We’ll compare those used to store and share 3D models, including STL, OBJ, AMF, and 3MF,