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Posted · Speed setting for a particular distance in Cura?

Hello Guys,


Been using this great Cura for a few months now, so far I have managed to troubleshoot without posting but I am now a little stuck. 

I own the Snapmaker 2 A350. 

I have been printing quite slow since now and I would like to start printing a little faster these days. (around 20mm/s and I aim for 50mm/s)

I have tried a couple of tests which have been successful but there is one parameter that makes me cringe a bit. 

If printing at 50mm/s a large part of a model, the printer is doing fine, but when it comes to making very small segments (during the top and bottom mainly), the printer is going forth and back like crazy, and it surely it can be good for the machine in the long term. I'll attach a photo of what I mean.

I would like to find a setting where there is a minimum print distance where I can limit the print speed. I think 10/15mm distance would be ideal, where it is limited to say 15mm/s, and if the segment is longer it can print to 50mm/s. 

I have not found such a setting in Cura, but I have not touched to the acceleration parameters, would this solve my problem?


I thank you in advance for your help!


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    Posted · Speed setting for a particular distance in Cura?

    Hi @AddictWorkshop you can use the small feature speed and small feature max length to define the length and shorter of that will be printed with the small feature speed. Which you can set in percentages of the normal print speed.

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