Is there a way to save a model to an STL in color?

Is there a way to save a model to an STL in color? I would like to print a model using colors from an FEA test. If not STL, how can I save a model in any type of printable file in FEA stress colors?

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The .vrml files saves the color info, and I'm pretty sure they are used for 3D printing...... however I don't know if you can save FEA stress test in .vrml format..

 
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STL files do not save colors. If you want to have colors on your 3D model for printing with 3D Printers like Z-corp you need to save vrml2 files.

I think you should ask a different question (grabcad.com/question/ask) - "is it possible to export FEM model to vrml2?"

 
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hi,you can use a printer with 2 different color nozzles and change filaments color in each plane you want.

 
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You need to export to OBJ, which preserves the color, or to AMF. To print with FDM printers you should export each color as a separate part and merge them to an AMF file using Slic3r, for printing with dual extruders.

 
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As others have said. The STL file format has no concept of colour. It is geometry only.
As others have said, 3D printers typically use OBJ files to provide separate information to each extruder.

 
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STL files will only be white Aaron, it is the machine that does the colour

 
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