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STL (STereoLithography), also known as Standard Tessellation Language, is the native file for 3D Systems’ stereolithography CAD software. However, STL files are widely used by other CAD programs as...


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Selective Laser Sintering


Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is 3D printing technology (also known as additive manufacturing) which uses a laser to fuse plastic, metal, glass, or ceramic powder to create a 3D part. How...


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Created in 2007 by Peter Weijmarshausen, Marleen Vogelaar and Robert Schouwenburg, Shapeways is a 3D printing company that offers personal printing from the cloud, easy customizing of products and an...


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SketchUp Pro


SketchUp Pro is available for purchase and has more features than the free version. SketchUp was formally Google SketchUp, but in 2012 Trimble purchased Google SketchUp and is now called Trimble...


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Smithsonian Explorer 3D


The Smithsonian, a group of museums and research facilities funded by the U.S. government, has a selection of 3D scans of some of their artifacts. These scans offer unique possibilities in that users...


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Solidoodle is a 3D printer company out of Brooklyn, NY. Their goal is to produce quality desktop 3D printers at an affordable price. At $500-800, they are not the least expensive but they are...


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Stereolithography is a 3D printing technology that uses photopolymer liquid that hardens when exposed to UV light. Stereolithography was developed by Charles "Chuck" Hull, who patented the technology...


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Sculpteo (Pronounced: “Skullpt-E-o”) was founded in 2009 by Eric Carreel. They are a 3D printing company that offers printing from the cloud, an online store and design apps to customize your own...


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Self-replicating Machines


A self-replicating machine can make copies of itself using raw materials taken from the environment. The concept has been likened to replication found in nature.  Most self-replicating machines can...


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Skeinforge is a 3D slicing software used in MakerWare and ReplicatorG to convert STL or OBJ files for printing. In 3D printing, Skeinforge slices the 3D model into sections and determines how the...

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Slic3r is free, open-source software that converts 3D modeling STL, AMF, and OBJ files into G-code so that the digital model can be 3D printed. Slic3r runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Alessandro...


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Solid Concepts


Solid Concepts is a 3D printing service with headquarters located in Valencia, California and six other facilities located around the United States. Solid Concepts was founded in 1991 by three...


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Also called the print bed or build bed, the build platform is the part of the printer where the object is printed. Some build platforms are heated to prevent ABS plastic from curling at the edges and...


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Stratasys Edge application


The Stratasys Edge app is a free app created by Stratasys for the iPad. It allows users to access to information, tools, the sales guide and catalog. Compatibility The Stratasys Edge app is...


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Selective Heat Sintering


Selective Heat Sintering™ is a patented 3D printing technology that uses a thermal print head to melt thermoplastic powder to create 3D printed parts. How Selective Heat Sintering™ Works First, the...


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ShapeMe App


ShapeMe is a free app for the iPhone and iPad created by Shapeways. It allows you to create a mini-me version of yourself (Finally! Now you can give out 3D statues of yourself for Christmas presents...


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SketchUp, or Trimble SketchUp, is a free 3D modeling program. SketchUp Pro has more features than the free version and is available for purchase. SketchUp was formally Google SketchUp, but in 2012...


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Smart Objects App


The Smart Objects App created by Pirate 3D allows users to create customized designs using smart objects. The app features several objects to choose from, including cups, flying saucers, and hot air...


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Solid Tech app


The Solid Tech app is a free app created by Solid Tech for the Android. It allows users to view and email 3D models saved as STL files. Solid Tech App Compatibility The Solid Tech app is compatible...


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Stepper Motor in 3D Printers


Stepper motors are an important part of 3D printers. They are used in a variety of applications depending on the type of printer. For example, stepper motors are used to move the extruder or the...


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Stratasys Inc


Stratasys manufactures industrial 3D printers are used by manufacturers for the creations of prototypes, models, and small batches of parts. Stratasys offers larger production 3D printers as well as...


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Support Material


Support material in 3D printing is used as a sort of scaffolding to support a part as it is being printed. This allows parts that have design features, such as overhanging arches, to be supported...


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