STL, 3D objects

STL (Stereo Lithography) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems. Gearotic exports objects in this STL format to meet most 3D printing needs.

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Gear Head Forum
Circular Gears

Miscellaneous Utilities

Image Process
Non Circular Gears
STL Slicing
Cage Gears
 STL files describe only the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object without any representation of color, texture or other common CAD model attributes. The STL format specifies both ASCII and binary representations. Binary files are more common, since they are more compact.
Knots
Functional Gears
 
Stereo Photometric

Specialty Gears

Output Options

Pulley
Print
Ratchets
2D  DXF
Sprockets
3D  STL 
Bearings
3 Axis
An STL file describes a raw unstructured triangulated surface by the unit normal and vertices using a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. STL coordinates must be positive numbers, therefore no scale information, and the units are arbitrary.
Indicators
4th Axis
Boxing
Flourish
Spokes

Augmented Motion Controller

Auggie

Clocks Mechanism or Escapements

Lever / Chronometer
How to convert from Mach3 to Auggie

Licensing

Clock Projects
Licensing Agreement
 
GrassHopper
Because ASCII STL files can become very large, a binary version of STL exists. A binary STL file has an 80-character header followed by a 4-byte unsigned integer indicating the number of triangular facets in the file. Following that is data describing each triangle in turn and the file simply ends after the last triangle.

Patch Releases

Patch release document
Vector Processor and Kinetics
Laser Setup