STL file format: How to convert from ascii to binary

Convert STL files from ascii to binary STL (an abbreviation of “stereolithography”) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software. For a full description of the specification refer to the following links: Purpose: Since the introduction of the 3D-Printing technology, the stereolithy (STL) file format has become very popular. In general, there are 2 possible file-formats : ascii and binary STL files. The most common format is ascii, although it consumes a lot more disc space and also takes significant more time to read in comarison to its binary counterpart.

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