Print slow, me or Idea?

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NerdyBerdy
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Print slow, me or Idea?

Postby NerdyBerdy » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:37 am

Hi,

Ubuntu 16.04, a6-clone, Prusa i3, MK2.

I just printed an item sliced with Cura and it took 2-hrs. Speed was set at 60mm/s, 10% infill, all good.

I set up IdeaMaker (Duplicated Raise N1) with all three speeds (default/inner/outer) in Advanced to 60mm/s, 10% infill. and left everything else as the N1. Sliced and it shows 5-hrs!!

I set it going and it looks like your gcode is optimized much better than Cura so should be even faster. The item is rectangular and has an outer perimeter 6" x 3". The head seems to travel way slower then 60mm/sec.

On the 6" sides (straight lines) I timed it and it is taking just over 4-seconds, close to 30mm/s.

Is there another place to set speeds?

Is there a better setup to duplicate?

Fortunately :shock: we just had a power glitch and the print has halted.

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walshlg
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Re: Print slow, me or Idea?

Postby walshlg » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:48 pm

deceleration speed may be coming into play. IIRC that is set in firmware.

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walshlg
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Re: Print slow, me or Idea?

Postby walshlg » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:49 pm

oh and make sure z-hop is zero - had bumped that once and it almost doubled my print time

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Re: Print slow, me or Idea?

Postby NerdyBerdy » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:42 pm

Thanks, but it is still showing more than double the slic3r rate and also Cura which is only about 10% slower than Slic3r.

Also, if the the deceleration is in firmware, wouldn't that be the same for them all? I am using the stock A6 Marlin-based firmware.

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walshlg
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Re: Print slow, me or Idea?

Postby walshlg » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:53 am

any settings in firmware are not known to the slicer and will always override your g-code. This is an interesting problem. May I suggest that you send the model and g-code to Vicky to let raise analyze it?

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Brandon
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Re: Print slow, me or Idea?

Postby Brandon » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:10 pm

Can you post screen shots of your slice settings used for the part in each application as well as the part file and your Gcode?


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