We prefer to accept .STL files, as our machines run best using this format. We also accept .OBJ and VRML (.WRL) files. It is best to "save as" or export a .STL file for use in 3D printing.
.OBJ - .OBJ file is a geometry definition file format similar to .STL and used and developed from the animation industry.
.STL - .STL is commonly referred to as stereolithography and is widely used for rapid prototyping and computer-aided manufacturing. .STL files describe only the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object without any representation of color or texture.
.WRL - .WRL is an extension of the .VRML virtual reality model language file format. It contains the colour and texture maps needed to be printed in relation to the objects 3D surfaces. For example a bust of a person or a family pet. Read more about 3D printing process »