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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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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Can I change the print speed 150 % for a specific layer range?

Can I change the print speed (150 %) for a specific layer range in PrusaSlicer; range is pointed out below:
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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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How to make Cura generate G-code with desired feed rate?

I am trying to calibrate maximum print speeds I can achieve on my printer. To do this I have created a large test-cube where I am only going to print the outer wall. I will use this to determine what ...
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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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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?