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Slicing take for ever to finish


yosefsalem13
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Posted · Slicing take for ever to finish

I see 3 reasons for a long slicing time:

1. Complex forms. If you can, try to simplify the form of your part, but it is probably not possible

2. Complex mesh. If your mesh is very big ( > 10 MB) the it will be longer to slice, the bigger it is the longer it will get. So try to make a mesh with less precision. In general I don't see the point having a STL with to much details, the precision of your pinter is the limit. 

3. complex infill. Gyroid infill takes longer to calculate as linear infill, if you can reduce infill rate and go for a simple pattern (lines, or squares)

 

If for some reason you can't simplify the geometry and can't make a smaller STL file then yous don't have much possibilities, either you get a more powerfull computer ($$). Or you launch slicing in the evening and hope it is done the next morning.

 

I never tried other slicers than Cura, maybe this could help...

 

Sorry I can't help more.

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