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Questions tagged [speed]

For questions that concern the performance of a 3D printing operation, or for improving the speed of the operation performed.

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Ender 3 seemingly speeds up too much on straight long shell lines

After few good prints with my new Ender 3, I noticed that prints with longer shell straight lines (> 5 cm) have extrusion problems in the middle of those lines. I figured that this might be ...
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How long will my print take?

If I have a stl file is there a good way to estimate how long it will take to print on a given printer? I know there are a lot of things that go into print speed, such as the speed of the printer, the ...
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What setting is this defect caused by?

I am attempting to print the Benchy boat but every attempt so far has been unsuccessful. The print has a sort of slope/blob on the nose of the boat, which emerges after the first 30 layers. Here you ...
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Monoprice Select IIIP Plus - Best speed settings and speeding up prints

How do I speed up prints for the Monoprice Select IIIP Plus printer? The manual shows [Cura] examples of: Print speed: 50mm/s Travel Speed: 80mm/s Bottom Layer Speed: 20mm/s Infill Speed: 50mm/s ...
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Help understanding bridge settings

I can't understand how to best tune my slicer settings in order to get better bridges... I've downloaded a simple test off thingiverse and printed at different speeds. Here are the results, bridging ...
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Nozzle moves very slowly from home to start position

I´m currently working on a custom delta printer running Marlin 1.0.2 firmware. To control it I´m using the Repetier Host software with the onboard Cura software to slice my objects. The printing works ...
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Brief very slow moves near top layers

I've been trying to change to the latest Cura (v2.4) from the older v15.04 (I'm sure there's a good story about why they reset the numbers). There's an annoying behaviour in my prints now, and I can'...
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Marlin - slowing down print speed

I'm currently using Marlin firmware (1.1.0-RC7 - 31 July 2016) and would like to experiment with print speed. In the file Marlin_main.cpp I see in the ...
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Marlin Adjusting feedrate

I'm using the Marlin firmware (1.1.0-RC7 - 31 July 2016) for a 3d printer. Currently the printing is not perfect due to slight inaccuracies in movements along the x and y axis. I'm trying to change ...
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How to 3D print an object with variable printing speed?

I have a object to print for which I want the base to be printed very rapidly because it's just a cube but as the print reached around 70% a complex circular structure needs to be printed at a slower ...
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Determining the temps and speeds for DIY printers?

I've been going down the learning road with two broken printers that I'm rebuilding with better parts and electronics. One thing that I've recognized is that there is a pretty low likelihood that any ...
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How do I compensate in cura for thinner filament?

I have a monoprice printer, works great. .4mm nozzle. I bought a number of PLA solid colors and they all print reliably. I also bought 2 rolls of PLA translucent colors, and I have lots of trouble ...
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Scalable 3D Printer

Is there a definitive scalable 3D printer? I've seen examples of Chinese companies printing entire houses, and I'm curious as to printers / filaments that are intended (or at least able) be scaled ...
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Real life stepper speed

I am wondering about the speed that my steppers should achieve in regular operation and what the determining factors are, from theoretical hardware facts/limits to software limitations that can ...
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How can I set the 1st layer after a raft in Slic3r to print at 1st layer speed

When you add a raft in Slic3r, the first layer of the raft prints at the first layer speed. After the raft is finished, the first layer of the print prints at the standard speed. How can I make the ...
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How to obtain high resolution prints in a shorter period of time?

When I've printed an object I've had to choose between high resolution and quick prints. What techniques or technologies can I use or deploy to speed up my high resolution prints?