What is a STL File?

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 What is a STL File?
14-03-2014 04:37 . pm | View his/her posts only
Simply explained, a stl file is a format used by Stereolithography software to generate information needed to produce 3D models on Stereolithography machines.In fact, the extension "stl" is said to be derived from the word "Stereolithography."
A slightly more specific definition of a stl file is a triangular representation of a 3D object. The surface of an object is broken into a logical series of triangles (see illustration at right). Each triangle is uniquely defined by its normal and three points representing its vertices
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