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Posted (edited) · Slowing Down Infill Extruder Speed? (Anet A8, Cura v5.0.0)

I've recently recieved an old Anet A8 3D printer from a friend, and I have calibrated it using an old version of the Ultimaker Cura software (v14.07). I have recently upgraded to the version 5.0.0 of Cura Ultimaker, and I wanted to start printing using the latest versions.

 

I'm attempting to print a Benhcy Boat, and while most of my setup appears to be working, something quite important that I noticed is the fact that whenever the printer prints the zig-zag infill structures, the extruder always moves very fast, regardless of what speed I set the "Speed" or "Infill Speed" settings to in Cura Ultimaker. Because of the infill being extruded that fast, my Benhcy Boat would usually have messed up walls, as the extruder would be moving too fast.

 

I was wondering whether I am looking at the correct place to change the infill extruder speed, and whether there is something else that I could do to slow down the infill speed.

 

Thank you in advance for reading my post, any help is appreciated!

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    Posted · Slowing Down Infill Extruder Speed? (Anet A8, Cura v5.0.0)

    The movements in the preview are "not to scale". Each linear movement, no matter how long it is takes as long as all the others. So the long infill lines seem to be very fast in comparison to all the tiny linear movements of that make up the hull. Do not judge the speed of the actual nozzle by the speed of the nozzle in the preview.

     

    If you want to judge the actual print speed, use the "Speed" color scheme in the preview tab.

     

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    Posted (edited) · Slowing Down Infill Extruder Speed? (Anet A8, Cura v5.0.0)
    On 7/23/2022 at 11:33 PM, ahoeben said:

    The movements in the preview are "not to scale". Each linear movement, no matter how long it is takes as long as all the others. So the long infill lines seem to be very fast in comparison to all the tiny linear movements of that make up the hull. Do not judge the speed of the actual nozzle by the speed of the nozzle in the preview.

     

    If you want to judge the actual print speed, use the "Speed" color scheme in the preview tab.

     

    Thank you for your response;

    Thank you for the information, I assumed that the movements in the Cura preview are not to scale, however I wasn't sure why it was printing the infills so fast... until you told me about the Speed color scheme in the Cura preview. That cleared everything up, and that is a very handy feature that I hope they keep! Turns out I was just looking at the wrong speed settings, I underestimated how fast 30 mm/s really is.

     

    Thank you for the help!

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