3D Printing

Shuang Germany
Hello everyone, 

does anyone know the difference between PrintL in 3D Printing Add-in and the normal MoveL command from the motion control perspective?

Thanks and Best Regards, 


  • Anders S
    Anders S Sweden mod
    Hi Shuang,

    PrintL has built in functionality that can be used to communicate with an external control system.

    The following signals are predefined:
    aoTCP_3DP = The robot TCP speed.
    goEvalue_3DP = Relative extrusion distance from the previous point (the E-value in the G-code).
    doEquActive_3DP = Signal is high when the process is on. Can be used to turn on/off the external process equipment.

    Except for the signals above, PrintL behaves as a MoveL instruction.

    You can read more about this in the 3DP Application manual on page 49.
    Best regards,
    Anders Spaak
    ABB Robotics