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How to fine-tune Cura profile for Klipper?

I finally finished upgrading my printer to Klipper. After LOTS of hassle, at last I got the resonances tuned. The printer software is as good as it can be, the printer capabilities maximized there. ...
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How to change print speed along a perimeter?

I have a rounded square geometry which I want to use for strength tests, see image. Instead of printing it at the same speed everywhere, I would like each side to have a different speed so it's ...
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How can I improve print speed with carbon fiber nylon and an 0.4 mm nozzle?

I have been trying to print fiber-filled nylons (Polymaker PA6GF and Taulman PA CF) on my Prusa i3 MK3S+ with a steel E3D 0.4 mm nozzle at a reasonable speed. I print at 290 °C for the Polymaker and ...
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Are there any Core Heating Technology (CHT) nozzles available for a stock Ender 3 V2 hotend?

I already switched my standard 0.4 mm nozzle to a standard 0.6 mm nozzle with a huge printing time reduction without losing much detail. I also would like to try using Core Heating Technology (CHT) 0....
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Overlapping filament after increasing speeds Prusa Slicer

I'm trying to tweak my speeds to see what I can get out of my printer. I have an Ender 3 v2 with dual Z steppers, E3D Hemera XS and Klipper with a 0.4 nozzle printing PETG Filament. After changing the ...
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What factors go into pushing the first layer speeds of an FDM print?

When searching for "how to increase first layer speed" and "how can I get faster first layers", the only results I get from both Google and DuckDuckGo are articles talking about ...
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How do I calculate the theoretical max speed of a motor?

I'd like to know how to estimate the maximum speed of a stepper motor before the torque drop-off. There are several existing calculators of varying degrees of complexity for that: RepRap calculator ...
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Can water or liquid nitrogen mist cooling be used in part cooling?

From what I know, the speed (X, Y) of the nozzle always be slowed down to 10 mm/s-100 mm/s when printing bridge or overhang structure because of insufficient cooling. The printing speed is less than 1/...
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What's the deal with speed Benchys and how can I get started attempting them?

There are lots of videos out there of 3D printers printing 3D Benchy ridiculously fast. Some of them come out really ugly, but others are very high quality at speeds that look like they should be ...
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If you had good enough motors could you print at 1000 mm/s with good quality?

Alright, a few assumptions about the printer. It can handle the momentum of the nozzle moving so fast. I have good enough bed adhesion to do this. The nozzle can handle the amount of filament going ...
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Travel path line appeared and I can't make it disappear

This line has started to appear on my prints. I've tried to revert the settings I've changed back to my original settings but the line is still there. The previous prints didn't have this line as far ...
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What does somebody mean in Cura when he demands a "feeding rate of 105%"?

In a review for a certain filament I read that somebody recommended "a feeding rate of 105%". What does he mean, and how could I set this in Cura? When I search for "feed" in the ...
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Bottom layer print speed - When do you reach diminishing returns?

When printing the bottom\initial layers on an FDM printer using PLA, how slow can you go before hitting diminishing returns (the speed at which you gain no additional advantages in terms of print ...
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How to print a cylinder with hundreds of small holes?

I'd like to print a cylinder, 50 mm diameter, 200 mm long, with 1.5 mm diameter holes tightly fit like this: The holes go all the way through from top to bottom. I am using a Prusa i3 MK3S. With 0.1 ...
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What is the practical difference between using linear speed vs flow rate to determine print speed?

Most people, articles, videos, etc. refer to printing speed by linear speed (mm/s), but a lot of YouTubers prefer to talk about volumetric flow (mm3/s) (mm cubed per second). I suspect that at some ...
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Can you optimize head movements to speed up printing?

I'm currently printing 11 copies of the same model. I noticed as it's printing that it seems to work on one model at a time but doesn't travel to the nearest model next. I suspect it's traveling ...
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Why does Cura default to printing walls so slowly?

I just noticed the other day that my Ender 3 is printing stuff a lot slower than it can, and realized when I was slicing a part that it's because the default "Wall Print Speed" is half the &...
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Estimating filament consumption in length per time

I printed a lot of models in last month. I spent 2 kg filament in total. I want to know how many hours have been passed while printing. As far as I read, 1 kg PLA (1.75 mm) is about 110 meters long. ...
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Creality 10S 3D fan speed settings and bed temperature

What fan speed should I use with PLA? Do I need to manually set the fan speed in ‘Control’? Also, on the filament cartridge Bed Temp is listed: "No heat/60-80 °C". Does this mean heating the ...
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Dual Z-axis has different speeds (out of sync)

The Z-axis has two stepper motors, I'm using MKS GEN L V2.1 mainboard with TMC 2209 Drivers. My problem is that the motors are out of sync. How can I get them to work together? This is my code from ...
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Do printer controllers take inertia into account when interpreting G-code into movement instructions?

I've never built a 3D printer before, but I understand dynamical systems and control theory, and I imagine a lot of the distortion/inaccuracy that happens during the FDM process (especially at high ...
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Is a slower outer perimeter speed still meaningful?

In the past we had printers with poor mechanics and with primitive software algorithms, therefore we used to print inner perimeters faster than the outermost one. See for example (generic, found ...
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Ideas to tune for 300 % speed

I am using PLA and I am looking for ideas on using the Tune option to tune my Prusa i3 MK3 to increase the speed to 300 %. The 300 % speed works perfectly fine for ...
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Is is true that it is quicker if I print one object at a time multiple times, as opposed to printing a batch of them? [duplicate]

I need to print so many of this model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4160638 When I print just one of them, the printer head has a focus on one area and prints it with the least amount of head ...
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Improving print speed by adding holes

Let's say, I want to print a box for putting game tokens in. It is an empty cube, but the top layer is missing. I do not need full walls. It could have holes in it resulting in a mesh structured wall, ...
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Can I adjust print speed on the fly?

I am running an Ender 3 pro with an Octoprint connected. I accidentally set the print speed too slow in Cura and the print will take very long. Is there a Marlin command I can issue to the printer to ...
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Ender 3 Extruder Speed / Upgrade

I am attempting to make my Ender 3 Pro print significantly faster than it is intended it I fear. I hear a clicking noise coming from the extruder above 130 mm/s in Cura when it is going in long ...
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Bed probing feed rates

I was watching a friend's Prusa run the bed-probe routine and I realized how pathetically slow mine is and takes forever. I want to speed it up. What parameters in Marlin's ...
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How to improve printing over 100 mm/s with 0.8 mm nozzle?

It has been a long journey failing and printing over and over to be able to print at faster speeds. All I did mostly was trial and error. I am currently trying to wrap my head around a problem that ...
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Is there a slicer that can set the print speed for each layer as a function of the layer area?

Is there a slicer that can set the print speed for each layer as a function of the layer area? Larger areas give the layer a longer time to cool off before the next print layer. When the layer areas ...
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Increase volumetric flow rate using a longer nozzle

I'm looking to increase the printing speed, through increasing the volumetric flow rate, which is currently at 5 mm³/s. Larger amounts cause the feeding mechanism to skip steps. I'm running at ...
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Slow speed of the delta 3D printer

I'm running a large delta 3D printer with Repetier firmware. The problem that is irritating me is that the speed of the carriages are too slow, like an old lady that is walking in a football field. ...
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Extusion rate limiting and firmware retract

One frustration I have with Cura is that it has no way to set print speed in terms of a volumetric extrusion rate, when extrusion rate is the main physical limiting factor for how fast you can print. ...
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Can you print at low speeds with e3D Volcano hot end?

The e3D volcano features an extended heater block of length 20 mm with the cartridge heater running parallel to the filament. The purpose of this is to increase the speeds at which filament can ...
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Replacing jerk with ridiculously high acceleration?

After a string of one problem after another with both classic jerk and junction deviation in Marlin, and coming to understand that the whole mathematical model for both of them is rather bogus (as I ...
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Smaller outer layer height?

I am printing minis and other very detailes stuff and I find that 0.04 mm layer height gives the best looking (smoothest) result. However it takes a long time, so I am looking for ways to speed it up. ...
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What exactly is the relationship between Flow/Feed Rate and (Print) Speed?

Newbie alert... On my Ender-5, when I go into the "Tune" menu during a print and adjust the "Speed" value, that value will later be shown in the display next to a label saying "FR". I can also adjust ...
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Hotend Will NOT Heat Up with Bullseye

So I just printed my Bullseye mod for my cr-10. But now I have a problem, when my hotend is trying to heat up it can't, because the cooling is to powerful. I know this because when I stop the fan with ...
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Is it possible to know which is the correct temperature range and speed for any model?

Trying to print a 3D model for my mobile phone, but I see that when printing the sides, being thin, increases the retraction and the recoil seems a little abrupt and makes a coarse sound. I would ...
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Why are there so many print speed parameters in slicers?

The expert mode of Slic3r PE has almost a dozen speed values: I understand that ultimately print speed at a particular temperature correlates with bond strength, so things like bridges and the first ...
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Why does the print speed change at specific height? (Using Ultimaker Cura slicer)

I'm trying to figure out why the print speed changes at one point in this model. I'm using Ultimaker Cura 3.6 and, as shown in the picture, I set the speed to be the same across the entire print. Is ...
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How fast can printer head move without damaging steppers?

Is there any risk of damaging stepper motors if I set too big travel speed? What is maximum safe travel speed? My printer is a German RepRap Neo. I currently use 120 mm/s. Is it safe to ...
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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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