It was an impulsive purchase, but a good one. I'd only just started reading a new issue of the Rhino 3D newsletter when I noticed a new book, Advanced 3D Printing by Diego Garcia Cuevas and Gianluca Pugliese. 3D printing is very familiar to me having taught digital fabrication at The University of Sydney, so I can navigate the world of 3D mesh modelling and STL files. This book promised something different by printing with G Code and I was intrigued. I have previous experience with G Code in a 3D printed chocolate project, but back then I had not written the code, merely fabricated it.

The book arrived and I raced through it, working out what I could start to code and print. The example code is generally split into two parts, algorithms creating geometry for 3D printing slicer software, or algorithms simulating 3D printed lines. The sliced geometries worked like a dream, I will post some of the outcomes. However, controlling your 3d printer through G Code is on another level of complexity; I will post some of these colossal fails soon.

If you are interested in the advanced 3D printing world, I recommend viewing the webinar on Advanced 3D or buying the book.

Advanced 3D Printing by Diego Garcia Cuevas and Gianluca Pugliese