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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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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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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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