…..NO IT HASN’T
I have been told this a few times when sent STL files to print but I know from printing I do for my own kits and for others `in the know”. I now have an example to hand with the advantage of also having the original drawing to work with so this would be an opportune time to explain.
First up, what’s an STL file. Over to Wikipedia for this bit…………
Granted its a bit tricky to read but if you click on it it’ll take you to the Wiki page. The gist of it is that it a format for 3D printers and it takes the outer skin of you model and describes it as a series of triangles. So in your CAD program you save your model with the file extension .stl and you get a faceted version ready to load into your printer.
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