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Posted · speed Ultimaker 3 vs ultimaker 2

Hello,

 

When I slice an object for the Ultimaker 3 in Cura (3.3 or 3.4) the printing time is much longer than when I slice it for the Ultimaker 2. Although, I use the same layer height and the same Print Speed. I want it to be printed with only one extruder. Can I speed things up with the Ulitmaker 3?

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    Posted · speed Ultimaker 3 vs ultimaker 2

    You could speed things up, but since the print head is bigger and heavier, this will show in the surface quality of your print. So in general, an Ultimaker 2(+) is a bit faster than an Ultimaker 3. Both in acceleration/jerk and regular plain printing speed. 

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    Posted · speed Ultimaker 3 vs ultimaker 2

    It of course depends on the model you want to print, but the additional time on the UM3 is usually below 10% of the whole print length. If it is higher in your case, please have a thorough look if some settings (including speeds) are different between the two.

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    Posted · speed Ultimaker 3 vs ultimaker 2

    Thank you for your answers. Actually, the print time with the UM3 is more or less 200% the time with the UM2.

    This is a printscreen of what I obtain with Cura

    print_ultimaker2.thumb.jpg.b586ca1ff2a2d440fca99e2325eba899.jpgprint_ultimaker3.thumb.jpg.813c705aca0b7ec21031f606b431203d.jpg

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    Posted · speed Ultimaker 3 vs ultimaker 2
    On 6/30/2018 at 5:25 PM, Dim3nsioneer said:

    Don't forget the zillions of hidden settings.

    That's true... I will look a bit further in those hidden settings ?

     

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