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Reduce Noise With Different Slicer

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The noise is a product of the accelerations in the printhead. You are undoubtedly getting different sounds due to the different approaches each slicer takes in reading how to generate the g-code. As the largest impact in the way it generates the g-code is going to be what the part physically is, it would be particularly difficult to quantify which is the most quiet.

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If most of the noise is generated by acceleration of the printhead, NetFabb lets you manually set the maximum acceleration in the extended setup of the machine. Its default is 7 m/s2, so you can lower it and see if the noise goes down. Of course the build time will go up, depending on how many changes in direction and speed are needed.

I have little experience with other slicers.

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