From: Deelip Menezes (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 09 2002 - 08:46:08 EEST
I am not an expert to comment on the questions (1) and (2) you have listed
below. However, regarding question (3), I can comment.
STL files generated from CAD software can be manipulated by other software.
If you have SolidWorks, you can try out STL Import for SolidWorks
(http://www.fpsols.com/stl_import_sw.html) to import a STL model into
SolidWorks directly as a solid. You can then perform all sorts of operations
on the imported model, as you would on any SolidWorks part document.
Just last week, we released MeshWorks for Rhino
(http://www.fpsols.com/meshworks_rh.html), which provides useful mesh
manipulation utilities such as hollowing, stitching, filling holes, etc.
Rhino already has a STL import/export interface. So if you have Rhino, you
can use it to manipulate STL meshes among other kinds of meshes.
Hope this helps.
>From: "Chang-Shik.Min" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: STL-based HSM Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 11:01:16 +0900 (GMT)
> Dear RT professionals:
>Hello...how are you ?
>I am very much interested in STL-based HSM(High Speed Machining) as a
>research engineer in Rapid Tooling,thinking it will be one of key
>technologies to innovate the existing HSM technology.Yes,I know some
>CAD/CAM softwares like Delcam/PowerMill or Delft/DeskProto have direct
>interface with STL data.
>I,however,have following questions about that;
> 1.Tool path accuracy problem resulting from triangulation.
> 2.Speed for tool path generation and machining.
> 3.Problems caused by the fact that STL data can not be changed once
> in a CAD system.
>Is there any one else out there who can share your experience or knowledge
>on the above with me ?
>Any opinion you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
>======== Nothing ventured,Nothing gained! =======
>Chang-Shik,Min (Chief Research Engineer)
>LG-Production engineering Research Center
>LG Electronics Inc.,Republic of Korea
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