CNC Programming with G Code for Beginners
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CNC Programming with G Code for Beginners

Learn the basics of machining with G-Code.
4.1 (706 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
37,100 students enrolled
Created by Brian Apodaca
Last updated 9/2013
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Learn Basic G-Code
Understand CNC Machines
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Requirements
  • CNC Simulator
Description

This course will teach you how to create G-Code so you can control CNC machines. This is very useful if you are a machinist or want to be a DIY and create what ever you can imagine in your own garage. You will be given material to teach you the basics and watch tutorials of G-Code applied to real parts. This course will use CNC simulators so you can see what the code you create actually does. The course will provide you with the materials necessary to turn drawings into the code required to make it a physical part.

Who is the target audience?
  • DIY
  • Machinist
  • Engineer
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 16 Lectures Collapse All 16 Lectures 01:08:36
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Introductions
3 Lectures 01:22
Note to Students
00:08

Course introductions to get off on the right foot.

About the Course
01:00

More Details
00:13
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Getting Started
3 Lectures 03:48

A brief introduction about CNC and what uses it.

What is CNC?
1 page

A quick overview of what G-Code is and some basic informaion.

What is G-Code
2 pages

Requiring the simulator at cncsimulator.info and looking at the CNCsimulator.

Simulator and Overview
03:48
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CNC Tools
1 Lecture 08:15

A look at some important concepts of tools. These physics principles will determine the design of tools being used.

Tool Physics Simplified
08:15
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CNC Program
3 Lectures 00:00

A descriptive overview of how code is structured and some of the basic terms used to describe the code.

Program Structure
9 pages

A list of useful g codes to look at as you learn to use CNC and machine parts.

Useful CNC Codes
7 pages

Take a look at this code to get an idea of what G Code looks like. In the next section we will be creating code just like this ourselves.

G CODE
1 page
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Milling
5 Lectures 34:42

Learn some simple G-Code and mill through a basic part.

Milling a part
19:42

Looking at how to think about your G-Code and the geometry that is involved when creating the code required to mill a part.

Setting up for Part 2 Milling
10:56

Setting up the CNCSiumlator to mill a second part. This time we will traverse the outside of the part to obtain a desired shape.

Milling a second part
03:43

A fun practice assignment to see if you are getting the hand of writing code and determining the correct movements to make a design. Try and share your code with others in the course to see if they can figure out what you drew.

Personal Practice
00:14

A practice exercise for you to get more exposure with milling a part and using g-code.

Self Exercise
00:07
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Closing Thoughts
1 Lecture 00:25

Final thoughts about the course and what we covered.

Wrapping it all up
00:25
About the Instructor
Brian Apodaca
4.1 Average rating
805 Reviews
49,813 Students
5 Courses
Engineer and Educator

My background is in engineering with an emphasis in physics. I have a passion for learning and teaching those that enjoy learning as much as I do. I am a jack of many trades and want to try to make the complex topics much easier to understand by focusing on the essential concepts. Many engineers might know this as the KISS Principle. So my goal is to avoid any unnecessary complexity in trying to convey essential topics to you. Learning from my mistakes and gaining the tricks that I have learned along the way will give you a great foundation and help you take that next step.