3ders.org - CimatronE to Support AMF file format for 3D printing | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News
The AMF format was jointly adopted as an industry standard by both ASTM International and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) last year. It is an XML-based format designed to allow any computer-aided design software to describe the shape and composition of any 3D object to be fabricated on any 3D printer. Unlike its predecessor STL format, AMF has native support for color, materials, lattices, and constellations
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"Since the late 1980s, the STL file format has been the de facto industry standard for transferring CAD data to additive manufacturing equipment (3D printers). However, the STL format has no provisions for representing color, textures, materials, lattice/mesh structures, units, and other properties of the finished printed part.