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.
Course introductions to get off on the right foot.
A brief introduction about CNC and what uses it.
A quick overview of what G-Code is and some basic informaion.
Requiring the simulator at cncsimulator.info and looking at the CNCsimulator.
A look at some important concepts of tools. These physics principles will determine the design of tools being used.
A descriptive overview of how code is structured and some of the basic terms used to describe the code.
A list of useful g codes to look at as you learn to use CNC and machine parts.
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.
Learn some simple G-Code and mill through a basic part.
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 the CNCSiumlator to mill a second part. This time we will traverse the outside of the part to obtain a desired shape.
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.
A practice exercise for you to get more exposure with milling a part and using g-code.
Final thoughts about the course and what we covered.
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.