Re: What technology to build a 180MB STL file?

From: Kwok Kwok Tung (
Date: Mon Mar 13 2000 - 12:41:55 EET

I didn't realize that even for a binary STL file, you can compress it to more than half !!!
what a surprise to me? Here is the same file in .ZIP which is only 48MB.
One third of the original. enjoy.

Sorry for the duplication.



Here is one 120MB binary STL file I created in SolidWorks 99.
For those of you who are interested, you can d/l in here:


KWOK K. T., MPhil. Student
Dept. of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Eng.
The University of Hong Kong, SAR China

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Tim S. Smith (
Thu, 14 Oct 1999 19:04:49 -0400

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I am searching for an RP technology that is capable of building an STL
file that is 180MB in size. I need a technology that does not require a
support structure as the part is physiologic and supports will typically
occupy more volume than than the part!

Thanks in advance for your help,

Tim Smith


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