A better file format for 3D printing–AMF–now available

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AMF.thumbnailThe  STL file format has been useful to translate CAD files into printable objects, but it limits design creativity.  A new file format–AMF–has just been approved by ASTM F42.  It offers more features than STL to meet the advanced capabilities of today’s additive manufacturing systems. I interviewed Prof. Hod Lipson (Cornell Univ.), Chair of the ASTM F42 committee in charge of AMF’s development about this new file format.

6 Comments on “A better file format for 3D printing–AMF–now available

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  2. Would this mean that material finish/coating data can be extracted from an AMF file w/out looking at a detailed drawing for that file?

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  5. I’m not exactly sure how the program would do that, but my information is that it would be much easier to do so with AMF than with STL.  You can download a version here  http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/amf  and give it a try. 

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