What are the most common 3D printing file formats?

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Hello, what are the most common 3D printing file formats? Which I should use?

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  1. There are many 3D printing file formats. Here are the most common ones.

    – STL: This is the most popular 3D model format, all slicing tools support it.
    – OBJ: In contrast to STL, OBJ is able to store color and texture profiles. Also supported by all major slicing tools.
    – PLY: The Polygon file format, was originally used for storing 3D scanned objects.
    – 3MF: 3MF is a new file format developed by Autodesk, HP, Microsoft and Shapeways.

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