Upcoming Webinars

Understanding Your 3D File Formats

April 15, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET

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STLs, OBJs, CMBs, Oh My! With so much file extension alphabet soup going on, it is hard to know what-is-what and when-to-use-which when it comes to 3D file formats. Compile that with a myriad of different 3D printing technologies and it is easy to get overwhelmed and fall back to your old friend - the SLT. But don’t worry, we’re here to clear up and confusion.

Join us on Thursday, April 15th at 10am EST for our webinar as TriMech’s Lead 3D Printing Applications Engineer, Ricky Shannon takes a .STEP by .STP approach (yeah, I did that) and goes over the most common file types used in 3D printing. While he won't be able to explore every obscure format out there, we will take the time to cover the most common file extensions exportable on leading modeling programs. We might even cover a few you didn't know you can 3D print from. We’ll take the mystery out of when-to-use-what and maybe even debunk a few misnomers on the way. If you do any 3D printing or even just setup files of others to print, this webinar should not be missed.

In this webinar Ricky will cover:

  • Why you shouldn’t be using STLs
  • What file types carry color data
  • Which file types and settings impact part accuracy
  • How to 3D printing from native CAD files from GrabCAD Print
  • Why your SOLIDWORKS file might be the best 3D print format of all?

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About The Presenter

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Ricky Shannon
Lead 3D Printing Applications Engineer

Ricky has 7+ years of experience with additive manufacturing and has 15+ years of experience in fabrication and machining. He previously owned his own prototyping and product development company, providing 3D printing, engineering and concept testing for a wide range of clients.


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