3D printer programming using G-Code

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

  • Joining programs

  • Problem solving

  • 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.

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