Re: CAM--Iges STL

From: Terry T. Wohlers (
Date: Thu Jul 09 1998 - 23:13:32 EEST

Steve Farentinos wrote:

> Keep in mind that there's alot of information lost in the translation
> IGES to STL that will greatly affect the type of machining you can do.
> example, a hole is no longer a hole and a fillet is no longer a fillet.

If you have STL data with fine resolution, you can produce good quality
parts on RP systems. The same is true with CNC machining of STL files.
Any customers of Delcam's PowerMill or Delft Spline Systems' DeskProto care
to comment?

Terry Wohlers
Wohlers Associates, Inc.

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