We generate a 3D file no matter your starting point
If you have a part
If you have a 2D drawing
If you have a STL or any other mesh file
Frequently asked questions:
What is a Mesh file?
The STL file represents a 3D model by approximating its outer surfaces using multiple triangles. These triangles create a 3D network (mesh) of points, edges, and faces. This mesh defines the internal volume of the model. An STL file is 3D printable if each edge is connected to exactly two faces (manifold).
What is a STEP file?
A STEP file (STP file format) is a 3D model file formatted in STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Data), an ISO standard exchange format. It contains three-dimensional data in a format that can be recognized by multiple programs, such as Dassault Systemes SolidWorks, IMSI TurboCAD, and Autodesk Fusion 360.
In the CAD industry, it can be difficult to share models between users with different CAD systems. The STEP format was developed as a solution to this problem. It is designed to be used similarly to how the .PDF format is used for saving documents in a widely supported format. Because of the interoperability of the format, STEP files are often shared between CAD users that use different programs to open the 3D models.
What is an STL file?
An STL file stores information about your 3D model. The format represents the raw surface of a model with small triangles. The more complex and detailed the structure is, the more triangles will be used to represent the model.
Once your model is created, you need to translate it in a language your 3D printer will understand. The information of an STL file is only describing the geometry of the model, there are no specifications about the texture, the colour or the material of your model. It has all the information about the surface of the object, exactly what the 3D printer will print.