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Posted (edited) · Config Option Suggestion: Scale print speed as print height grows



 Coming from PrusaSlicer, I've been using Cura for a while and love it - think it hits all the marks. However, one configuration option which I think is a necessity is the scaling of print speed as the print height grows. PrusaSlicer has this, and it's sort of a necessity in cases when a tall, thin print is nearing it's end - it will put a lot more torque on the lower layers at it prints, and risk breaking off the build plate much more easily... at the worst possible time (towards the later parts of the print). 

It would be awesome if it were possible to just enter a 'start speed factor' and 'end speed factor' variable in the Speed settings, and scale between the two as the print grows, so we can tune this a bit...

Was surprised to not see this option anywhere, as Cura has a *ton* of configurable settings, which is great, but this one seems like it's sadly missed! The option for 'Number of slower layer' is basically the idea, except it's the opposite effect! (allows you to start slow and end at normal/fast speed) 😜


If this ability is possible in some other way, someone please tell me 🙂



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    Posted · Config Option Suggestion: Scale print speed as print height grows

    You could change the initial layer speed.


    Also you could use the post processing script: change at Z. But if you want it gradually you need to add a lot of these scripts 😉



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