3D printer programming using G-Code
What you'll learn
- Have a full understanding of the G-Code language that 3D printers read
- Split and Join programs so parts can be printed at separate times
- Problem shoot issues at the program level
- Become an expert with your 3D printer
- 3D printer
Do you own a 3D printer and want to become an expert?
Maybe your printer is not working as you expect and need to be able to read the gcode file to check for errors when your slicer program writes the file.
To have a true understanding of how 3D printers work you need to understand the language that they use.
Slicer programs can make mistakes when outputting the code, but without being able to read G Code file these small issues could takes weeks to resolve.
Is it a hardware issue? a model issue? or did the program just miss the code that turns on the heated bed?
In this course you will learn
Reading and writing the G-Code file
The coordinate system that 3D printers use to produce parts
Moving the print nozzle with G0, G1, G2 and G3
Absolute v Incremental programming
Changing the printer from metric to imperial
All the codes to control your printer, from setting the temperature of the bed to controlling the fans RPM
Splitting programs into 2 or more separate files that can be run at different times
and much, much more!
3D printers use a simplified version of the CNC geometric programming language G-Code.
I have been teaching this language in an industrial environment for over 20 years and now you can learn from my experience is this easy to follow course on how your printer reads commands from your slicer STL.
Who this course is for:
- Printer owners that are looking to enhance their knowledge of the language it reads
- Solve issues quickly by deciphering the commands that your 3D printer reads
I entered into the world of CNC Machining in 1991 as an apprentice for British Aerospace. After a four year apprenticeship I spent the following 26 years programming, operating and setting a full range of CNC Machines, including Lathes and milling machines.
I specialise in programming FANUC and Heidenhain machine tool operating systems up to 12 Axis.
My main roles involved hand coding at the machine instead of using CAD/CAM software.