SV: [rp-ml] 3D printing software.

From: Ulf Lindhe <>
Date: Thu Nov 26 2009 - 17:24:33 EET

Hi Bruce


I would suggest you take a look at Our netfabb Studio Basic is a free software for fixing and slicing of STL files. This might actually be sufficient for you but if you want some more advanced file fixing and mesh edit functions you can purchase netfabb Studio Professional for €299.



Best regards,

Ulf Lindhe

Business Development Manager

netfabb GmbH

Phone: +46 704 93 56 80






Från: [] För Bruce Stevens
Skickat: den 26 november 2009 02:13
Ämne: [rp-ml] 3D printing software.


Hello all,

This is my first post to this list.

Our workshop has recently purchased a Objet 260V 3D printer, and will be installed shortly.

I/We have never used one of these before but we have done quite a bit of 2D and 3D Cad Cam work. Currently we use MasterCam X2 for our drawing development and CNC toolpath generation. MasterCam can save these files in a STL format but that's it.

The printer will only be used by the workshops R&D staff (no students), we are not looking at using the printer for the production of items, only for prototyping.

I am seeking some advice on what software I should be looking at to manipulate the STL files before being sent to the printer. Objet have there own "Objet Studio™ Software", and I have looked at "MiniMagics". Like all software packages their are good ones and some not so good. So if you could suggest a few that you are using with success that meets the basic requirements below, please drop me a line or a link to a web page.

* Ease of use, most important. We currently run a number of software packages, and the easier they are to learn the better.
* Cost effective, I don't want to pay for a lots of bells and whistles we will never use.
* Can be loaded onto a sever if required.
* A good help file

Regards & thanks

Received on Thu Nov 26 17:17:16 2009

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