RE: stl slicing

From: Charles Overy (
Date: Thu Jan 17 2002 - 19:55:44 EET


We have done this on occasion with our laser cutter.
It is easy to do s with either FormZ or Rhino without having to go to a
seccond program. Form Z has a single command. Rhino is a little bit more
complicated but not really difficult. Greg Pettengill showed me this I
think. The resulting slicing paths can then be manually arranged on the
stock and the output sent to whatever you are sending it to. We create a
plot file using Winline which is a plotter driver program.

I remember that there are some more sophisticated programs that will do this
but if you don't need to do a whole lot this is a good way.



-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of John M. Irvin
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 9:12 AM
To: Rapid Prototyping (RPML)
Subject: re: stl slicing

We are looking for a software that will slice an STL file with controled and
variable layer thicknesses. This in order to build larger models using a
basic LOM type assembly.
Are there any recommendations for us to look at.

If you have any questions pls give me a call or e-mail.


John Irvin
Neco Incorporated
3901 Nome Street, Unit 8
Denver, Colorado 80239
Ph 303 574 1077
Cell 303 668 1663

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