10 Basic 3D Model Repair Functions Every Data Prepper Should Know

July 22, 2019

If you have some experience with designing and printing 3D models, you know how important it is to repair your 3D file after conversion from CAD to STL. The design may look perfect, but when you start printing it, the build can fail. An error can easily slip the eye, which is why STL editing software can help you avoid printability issues and ensure a successful print. The STL repair and editing tools mentioned below help create a watertight, printable 3D model.

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Automated pressing of boiler chassis doubles rate of production

whitePaper | February 29, 2020

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whitePaper | August 1, 2020

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