PTC has joined the 3MF Consortium at the founding membership level. 3MF Consortium is an industry association created to develop and promote a new full-fidelity file format for 3D printing.

Launched in 2015, the 3MF Consortium is a Joint Development Foundation project with the goal to define a 3D printing format, that will allow design applications to send full-fidelity 3D models to a mix of other applications, platforms, services and printers. The 3MF (for 3D Manufacturing Format) specification eliminates the widespread issues with currently available file formats.

Founding members of the 3MF Consortium are: 3D Systems, Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, FIT, GE Global Research, HP, Materialise, Microsoft, PTC, Shapeways, Siemens, SLM Solutions Group, Stratasys, and Ultimaker. The starting point for the Consortium’s development of the 3MF specification was Microsoft’s donation of its 3D file format work-in-progress.

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