Research on CAD Model Data Conversion for RP Technology
The data processing and conversion plays an important role in RP processes in which the choice of data format determines data processing procedure and method. In this paper, the formats and features of commonly used interface standards such as STL, IGES and STEP are introduced, and the data conversion experiments of CAD models are carried out based on Pro/E system in which the conversion effects of different data formats are compared and analyzed, and the most reasonable data conversion format is proposed.
D. G. Cai and T. R. Zhou, "Research on CAD Model Data Conversion for RP Technology", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 314-316, pp. 2253-2258, 2011