This course assumes some familiarity with 3D printing and its workflow, and will be particularly useful for someone who has to debug other people's prints.
- [Instructor] Most of this course assumes some familiarity with 3D printing and its workflow. If you're trying to teach yourself how to use a printer, be sure to watch the chapter one videos on how 3D printers work and what each types of program does. - [Instructor] If you're someone who has to help other people debug what's going wrong with their prints, you may the rest of this course particularly helpful. Also, check out the resources listed in the final video of this course for more background information than is available here. By the way, if you don't have a 3D printer yet and you're wondering what you might be getting yourself into, don't panic at the sheer amount of material. Experts will need to know all the ins and outs, but a beginner can usually get by for many things with the default settings created by a manufacturer. - [Instructor] This course is geared toward the intermediate or expert 3D printer user, but we've tried to have enough explanation that someone trying to figure out how to get started should be able to use this to understand the manufacturer's standard settings. If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you can download them from the main course page. If you don't have access to the exercise files, that's okay, you can follow along by using your own files, too. That being said, all of our examples are pretty simple and you should be able to recreate something similar in any CAD software.
- 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