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Here are 2 simple steps to convert your TAR to STL using our fast and free TAR converter tool.
A TAR file, short for Tape Archive, is a type of computer file format used for archiving and bundling multiple files together into a single file. It is often used in Unix and Unix-like operating systems but can be found and used on other platforms as well. The TAR format does not perform compression by itself; it simply collects multiple files and directories into one unit, maintaining their individual properties such as file permissions, timestamps, and ownership information. Because of this, TAR files are commonly used as a container for transferring and storing files while preserving their original attributes.
When creating a TAR file, all the specified files and directories are gathered and stored sequentially in the archive, which is later used for distribution, backup, or transportation. The TAR format is particularly useful for creating backups, as it enables easy preservation of directory structures and metadata. However, since TAR files are not compressed, they tend to be larger than their compressed counterparts like ZIP or GZIP archives. As a result, it is common to combine TAR files with compression algorithms (like GZIP or BZIP2) to create compressed TAR archives (e.g., .tar.gz or .tar.bz2) that reduce file size while maintaining the original structure and information.
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An STL file, short for Stereolithography, is a widely used file format in 3D printing and computer-aided design (CAD) applications. It serves as a standard method to represent the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object. The format was first developed by 3D Systems in 1987 and has since become a fundamental file type in the additive manufacturing industry. STL files are essential in the process of converting digital 3D models into physical objects through 3D printing technology.
STL files consist of a collection of triangular facets that approximate the shape of the 3D model. The surface of the object is divided into numerous small triangles, forming a mesh representation. Each triangle is defined by three vertices in 3D space and possesses information about its orientation and size. Since STL files store only the outer surface of the model, they are often referred to as "mesh" files or "surface" files, as they lack information about the object's internal structure or color.
When using STL files for 3D printing, slicing software processes the 3D model by dividing it into layers and creating the instructions for the 3D printer to build the object layer by layer. Despite its simplicity and widespread usage, STL files have some limitations. They do not support color or texture information, and the triangle-based representation can lead to larger file sizes and reduced accuracy compared to other file formats. Nonetheless, STL remains a vital format in the 3D printing ecosystem due to its simplicity and compatibility with a wide range of 3D printers and software.
Our TAR archive converter will examine the contents of your TAR file and will look for any 3D model file that it may contain and this, once found, will be extracted and converted to a 3D STL file ready for download.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your TAR file to upload. Your TAR file will be uploaded to our servers. When the TAR to STL conversion has completed, you can download your STL file straight away.
We aim to process all TAR to STL conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.
We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.