From: Terry T. Wohlers (
Date: Thu Jul 24 1997 - 02:03:39 EEST

Steve Deak wrote:

> I realize this is not the optimum approach, but are there CAM packages
> which utilize STL files for tool path generation?

In addition to Cimatron and Powermill, consider DeskProto from Delft Spline
Systems. A friend and I tried it about a year ago and found it to work
quite well. Compared to other CAM packages, DeskProto is inexpensive
(US$1,700). The product was designed specifically to work with STL files.
Contact Lex Lenning at

I believe Delcam's DUCT product also supports STL, although I don't have
direct experience with it.

Good luck!

Terry Wohlers
Wohlers Associates, Inc.

P.S. How private is private e-mail? Is it difficult for someone to tap
into the contents of private e-mail messages over the Internet?

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