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What are 3MF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a 3MF file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your 3MF files.

What is a 3MF file?

A .3MF file is a 3D Manufacturing Format Model file.

The 3MF format is a straightforward, efficient way to store and exchange 3D printing data without sacrificing functionality or quality.

The open-source format allows you to share not only your models but also materials, textures, metadata, and more. This means 3D makers of all backgrounds and experience levels can access this powerful technology.

The 3MF Consortium went beyond creating a standard way to save models and information; it ensured that the format would be extendable and adaptable to many other manufacturing processes - including CNC machining and laser cutting - making it an even more useful tool in an ever-evolving technological landscape.

Simplicity is truly power: with the help of the 3MF Consortium, everyone from novice makers to experienced professionals has access to superior data storage for digital fabrication projects.

How to open 3MF files

Important: Different programs may use files with the 3MF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your 3MF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested eight different 3MF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: February 20, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of 3MF files. Remember, different programs may use 3MF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Ultimaker CuraUltimaker CuraUser submitted
PrusaSlicerPrusaSlicerUser submitted
Repetier-HostRepetier-HostUser submitted
Unzip OneUnzip OneUser submitted
LycheeSlicerLycheeSlicerUser submitted
Simplify3D SoftwareSimplify3D SoftwareUser submitted
ideaMakerideaMakerUser submitted
Bambu StudioBambu StudioUser submitted

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