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Determining the temps and speeds for DIY printers?

The short answer is, you use the temps and speeds that give you good results. It's trial and error. The temperature number your printer reports really doesn't matter. That's just a process control ...
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How fast can printer head move without damaging steppers?

Short answer no We use stepper drivers to limit the current, the travel speed is at capped by the amount of current supplied by the stepper drivers. This prevents the stepper motors from damaging ...
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What exactly is the relationship between Flow/Feed Rate and (Print) Speed?

By turning the knob in the main screen, you're adjusting "feed rate". This is essentially a factor that all g-code speed settings are multiplied with - "speed dial" seems an appropriate name for it. "...
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How fast can printer head move without damaging steppers?

What would my printer do if I set very big travel speed? If a speed is set above the limits of the stepper, the stepper will stop rotating or stutters. Basically there are 2 limits, the first is ...
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Why does the print speed change at specific height? (Using Ultimaker Cura slicer)

Not being able to see the rest of the model (from the first image), if looks as if the light green sliced area displaying a lower speed for the top of the cylinder, is the only part that need to be ...
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How to 3D print an object with variable printing speed?

As @fred_dot_u mentions, Simplify3D has the capability to do this, but you can achieve the same effect by slicing the file twice, once at 40 mm/s and once at 50 mm/s, and then manually combining the ...
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Monoprice Select IIIP Plus - Best speed settings and speeding up prints

In my experience a print speed of 50-70mm/s is ideal. Even if you set the speed to 150mm/s the print head still changes directions often and rarely will have enough time to accelerate from 0->150 ...
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Can you optimize head movements to speed up printing?

It's well known in mathematical circles that the "salesman problem" is what mathematicians call "hard" -- in their usage, that means a lot of extremely smart people have worked on ...
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How to print a cylinder with hundreds of small holes?

That's a hell of a print! You are printing a model that has a highly complex structure there, with about 650ish holes, assuming there is space for about 2 perimeters between each hole. Taking my ...
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Nozzle moves very slowly from home to start position

I had the same problem, and I solved it by changing the Z-Axis Feed Rate to a much higher value (1000 mm/min.) in Repetier Host via Config -> Printer Settings -> Printer.
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Can you print at low speeds with e3D Volcano hot end?

Speaking from first hand experience running a Volcano hotend, mostly using a 0.6 mm nozzle, but I have used 0.4 mm as well. I can't really complain about any lower printing speed limit (low ...
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Can I adjust print speed on the fly?

You can use the M220 g-code like M220 S200 to speed up your print speed to 200%. You can simply enter this g-code command in ...
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Improving print speed by adding holes

Holes in vertical walls will make it take significantly more time to print, not less. Rather than being able to make a continuous path around the box on each layer, keeping the print head at the ...
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If you had good enough motors could you print at 1000 mm/s with good quality?

Yes you can print at 1000 mm/s with good quality, but motors really have nothing to do with it. The cheap motors you get on an Ender 3 can go at 1000 mm/s if you have a controller board supporting 48V ...
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What's the deal with speed Benchys and how can I get started attempting them?

Speed Benchys were a trend that took off with the #speedboatrace challenge announcement by Annex Engineering in December 2020: While anyone can try to print a fast ...
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Is it possible to know which is the correct temperature range and speed for any model?

The first indication for print speed and temperature should be taken from the box the filament comes in. Generally it specifies temperature ranges for the hotend and the heated bed. Sometime, mostly ...
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Smaller outer layer height?

In Ultimaker Cura, unless you print a single perimeter outline and add extra wall infill support you are not going to have different outer perimeter layer heights. However, Cura is able to reduce the ...
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How to 3D print an object with variable printing speed?

Cura has a plugin called "Tweak at Z" that lets you change the speed at a specific layer/height, I used it when printing an object that's basically a curved box for 100 mm and then has tiny ...
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Brief very slow moves near top layers

Are the layers where this is happening smaller than previous layers? Many slicers have a minimum layer time setting where if the layer takes less than X time, it will either slow the layer down or ...
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How long will my print take?

The duration of a print is affected by the print properties. Speed, nozzle diameter (or line width), layer height, amount of perimeters, infill percentage, combing, support structures to name a few ...
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Is there a slicer that can set the print speed for each layer as a function of the layer area?

Most slicers have a feature in their cooling settings to "slow down if layer print time is below xxx". Setting this to a higher value should ensure that small / short layers aren't printed ...
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Can you optimize head movements to speed up printing?

Long story short: I only know the setting "Combing Mode OFF" that improves the travel paths. In my case it did not help. In your case I suggest you should give PrusaSlicer a try. I assume ...
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Ender 3 seemingly speeds up too much on straight long shell lines

Your travel speed is set to 120mm/s so it would make sense the 128mm travel takes ~1 second. You most likely have combing turned on so that it doesn't not need to retract on travels. This makes it ...
Perplexed Dipole's user avatar
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How long will my print take?

All commonly used slicers (e.g., Cura, Slic3r, Simplify3D,...) give an estimation of the print time.
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How to 3D print an object with variable printing speed?

Simplify3D has the ability to create more than one process, to be applied to the model at specific layers. It appears that feature fits perfectly with your requirements. As an example, you might ...
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Determining the temps and speeds for DIY printers?

As per the detailed answer given by Ryan Carlyle, it can be a trial and error process to determine the optimal settings for your printer. This certainly does not require absolute accuracy of the ...
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Marlin Adjusting feedrate

You can change the maximum allowable feedrate in Configuration.h, but the actual feedrate that is used isn't determined by your firmware. The feedrate is specified in the G-Code file. A command like <...
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Can you print at low speeds with e3D Volcano hot end?

The worry must be about oozing and stringing. In general, no worries! Nothing a bit of tuning would not fix. I have experience printing with Volcano with 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, and 1.0 mm diameter. PLA,...
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Can I adjust print speed on the fly?

yes Print speed is a setting that can be altered by just turning the click-wheel of the Ender 3. You don't need to push it to gain access to menus. A turn to the right does increase the speed, left ...
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Why does Cura default to printing walls so slowly?

Cura has a lot of bad defaults, but also a lot of defaults that are chosen to let you get acceptable prints out of a really bad printer, a miscalibrated printer, or a printer with bad firmware. ...
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