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Hey guys,

I was wondering, how many hours per week is your UM printing? On an averaged base of course.

There are 7 X 24 = 168 hours per week, I would say that my UM2 is printing at least 80 hours per week. :D (when I don't have any issues with my precious of course..., like now)

How many hours is your printer working on a average weekly basis? :)

Post-processing and or slicing are not counted in the average hours per week.

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Same as you, my printer sometimes has issues, ongoing upgrades etc., and so is out of function... Therefore I'm usually very happy once I get it back up and running, and will print quite a bit more than usual in the following week or so. Being a family man with lots to do and little time, I feel I don't print as much as I'd like, and again, it varies a lot, but maybe 15 hours on average when its functional.

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For the fist 6 months I probably averaged around 80 but now its more like 30-40.

Even though printing is a slow process its still faster then I can design stuff.

I don't have enough time to organize drawings and finish designs.

I have had both my printers running just about non stop for the past few days as I got in a Hubs order and my nephew asked me to print him stretchlets to sell for a school project.

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Tends to vary for me, depending on what I'm working on. Right now I'm running a 30 hour print, and I had one running for about 11 hours before that one, and another for 30 hours before that one. That was since Sunday. I also aborted one after three hours, after realising there was a mistake in the design. So, a bit of quiet a week for me.

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I've had my Ultimaker 2 Extended 4 months or so now. I'd say its going 120+ hours per week.  It certainly earns it's spot in my "MakerRoom" as I call it :)

I've swapped out the nozzle just once so far and will be getting an Olson Block pretty soon as it just looks like something every Ultimaker should have.


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