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Posted (edited) · From Makerbot 2 to UM2+ print time

I have (2) Makerbot 2's and had a 2X (sold as it was crap). I just bought and recieved a UM2+ today just before I left work. I had time to complete the little robot test print. All went well, setup was easy peasy and can tell the quality is much better. Also much much more quieter when printing.

While the test robot was printing, I was messing around with Cura and inserted a part the I have printed many times on the Makerbot and took just over an hour to print with supports. To my amazement the Cura was showing 9+ hours on low, and 48+ hours on high.   I did not have any time to mess more with it as I had to leave but I did have time to at least know I was looking at somewhat proper settings.

Is there something I'm missing?  Why would a similar part print just over an hour on a MB and so much more longer (even at 0.8) n the UM?

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    Posted · From Makerbot 2 to UM2+ print time

    I think that's going to be very hard to answer without knowing exactly what settings were used on both. There are so so many variables to take into account.

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    Posted · From Makerbot 2 to UM2+ print time

    If you use the standard mode on cura, each mode has it's speeds so you need to change to advanced and use the same speeds that you used on the other printer.

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    Posted · From Makerbot 2 to UM2+ print time

    True, but I also heard that what we consider a fast print and what MB labels as a fast print is completely different, because an Ultimaker works in a different frame of layer heights.

    A high quality print for an Ultimaker is at 0.06 micron, or maybe even 0,04. Where with a MB it is 0.1micron. Moving over to a fast print, we consider 0.15micron fast (comparable to MB's fast print) and MB uses (not sure about this one..) 0.3micron?

    So, even though the label appears similar, the actual settings are completely different.

    It may seem like a MB is faster, but you should not look at the label.. or the plain print time.. but the exact settings selected. Hope this may help!

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