Cat McClintock in the blog “Additive Manufacturing: What is the 3MF format?” discusses about the 3D manufacturing format (3MF) is an industry-supported file format that design applications can use to send full-fidelity 3D CAD models to a mix of other applications, platforms, services, and printers.

With the 3MF specification, companies can focus on innovation rather than on basic interoperability issues. Best of all, it is engineered to avoid the problems often associated with other 3D file formats.

The 3MF Consortium is a non-profit organization that provides the corporate and legal infrastructure for 3MF, enabling groups to establish and operate standards and to collaborate on source code development.

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