Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
nritch

Print time goes down when print speed decreases?

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone,

I have been messing around with settings on Cura to see what kind of effects occur in an attempt to find optimal print settings. However, I noticed something unusual when changing the outer and inner shell speeds that I have been unable to find an explanation for. When lowering these settings below their default values, print time actually decreases instead of increasing.

For example, when the outer shell at 30 mm/s the estimated print time is ~9 minutes. But when the print speed is lowered to 10 mm/s, the print time decreases to ~6 minutes without changing any other settings. These predicted times are matched by my observations of the printers speed- it seems to print noticeably faster on 10 mm/s than on 30 mm/s.

As I said, I have been unable to find an explanation for this phenomena elsewhere on the net. The best explanation I can think of is that the this a glitch; perhaps a decimal point is being added to low numbers (i.e. 10 mm/s actually translates to 100 mm/s etc.). I would greatly appreciate if anyone can lend some insight to this!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

Terms of Use Privacy Policy