3D printers run on a low-level language called G-code. Your printer likely has some custom commands. Learn some common codes and when to use them.
- [Instructor] 3D printers run a low level language … called G-code. … G-code is a fairly old language that's evolved … along with computer controlled machines. … Most of the commands used over the course of a 3D print … need to be machine generated … because they include tedious volume calculations. … There's some commands you may want to modify … that run at the beginning and end of each print though. … These commands do things like hone the machine, … turn heaters on or off, and so on. … In Cura, we find these commands in the Machine Settings. … Generally speaking, you won't want to edit this. … But we include it in case your printer shows odd behavior … you want to debug. … - [Narrator] G-code can be used to move … and initialize the printer. … For example, you might want to use a G92 code … to reset the zero point of how much filament … you have extruded so far in a print. … In the sequence shown here, … the printer executes a G28 command … to hone the X and then Y axis, … a G1 command to move to an area that is safe …
- 3D printing: An overview
- Popular slicing and host programs
- Achieving the best print quality
- Printing hollow and solid components
- Adjusting slicer settings
- Making prints stick to the printer bed
- Adjusting thickness
- Setting printer temperature and speed
- Working with multiple extruders
- Using G-code
Skill Level Intermediate
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Who this course is for1m 13s
1. 3D Printer Settings
2. Slicer and Host Programs
3. Slicer Settings: Print Quality
4. Slicer Settings: Making a Print Stick
5. Slicer Settings: Issues with Extruding Hot Plastic
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