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Posted · Calculated Printing Time

When we sent a Print from Cura to the S5  it always lies about 5% of the estimated time. 

so IE if it says 3 hours it will take 3 hours and 10 minutes, but lately it keeps on taking extra time even when looking in the browser it states i.e. finishes at 16:00

But if you look an hour later it will stat 16:30 and so on.

 

we started a print to day around 8:30 it would take 7h and 22 minutes

so it should finish around 16:00 

 

But the time it finishes already run up to 17:00.

 

In this way planning your prints is a pain in the @ss

 

Do more people see this problem and perhaps has a solution for this?

PS in the time i typed this it finishes already 4 minutes later. 

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Posted · Calculated Printing Time

I have no solution but have seen similar issues. I printed several small parts at once and Cura estimated a print time of 3 hours. Actually, it tool more than 8 hours 🙂 So I guess it also depends on the object itself, some print jobs are more accurate than others. Normally when I print a single model, the estimation is ok more or less, but if it is off for a few minutes I would not notice it.

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I see these differences for my prints too. My latest print logs showing differences between 4% and 47% depending on complexity, size and count of parts for a a print job. Smaller parts tends to have huger variations than bigger ones. On an average the differences are around 25%, whatever this mean. In the end I add approximately 35% for non small items and parts with more than 20% infill as estimate and feel happy if I'm below this estimate 🙂.

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When estimating a job price, where print time is the fundamental cost, we add 8% to the Cura stated time (this is using vs 2.7). When we print we use Repetier Host which is more accurate and we use its timing to manage the print.

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Posted · Calculated Printing Time

I know it is just an estimate and when it differs like 5% or so oke but now we were making a print that should take (according to cura)

7h 22 min but it actually took 9h 16 min. And this was 1 single model nothing special

 

We see these differences only lately so i was wondering is there something i can do about that?

is it time for maintenance or do i need to go back to cura 3.4?

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Posted · Calculated Printing Time

It greatly depends for what 3D printer you are slicing. A lot of contributed machines have incorrect acceleration settings, which lead to incorrect estimations. The parameters should be pretty correct for Ultimaker machines, but will be widely off for a number of other machines. 

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Posted · Calculated Printing Time

Nallath thanks for the reply but we are using an S5 so it should be correct right?

 

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Posted · Calculated Printing Time

solved the issue the problem was in the Jerk time it was changed when setting it back to original the time is within the 5% difference

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