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|EXPORTING STL FILES FROM CAD SOFTWARE|
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The first stage in manufacturing a product / model in a 3D printer, is to draw it in CAD software.
Once completed, the design is exported as an STL file ( or OBJ / DAE / AMF formats), which is likely to be compatible with the software provided by the 3D manufacturer. Some 3D manufacturers use open source software such as ‘CURA’.
|Open up the manufacturers recommended software and import the STL file.|
|The design can then manipulated, such as rotated and scaled. It is then ready for saving as a model.|
|The model (file) can then be copied to an SD card, which in turn is inserted into the 3D printer SD-card slot, ready for use.|
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