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Posted · Cura 5.1 printing slowly when printing "tight" curves

Hello Cura experts, beginner here.  I'm slicing up a replacement chess piece, and notice that the speed that Cura generated when slicing is a LOT slower than expected.  I have an Flsun v400, so have the settings set high, but Curs is giving me 7-8 mm/s around the trunk of the chess piece, which is about 14mm dia, so not that small.  Nothing I change seems to improve the output speed in this area.  What's up?

 

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    Posted · Cura 5.1 printing slowly when printing "tight" curves

    I think this has more to do with the "Minimum layer time" setting than with the tightness of the curves.

     

    See this article from the Settings Guide plugin: https://github.com/Ghostkeeper/SettingsGuide/blob/master/resources/articles/cooling/cool_min_layer_time.md

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    Posted · Cura 5.1 printing slowly when printing "tight" curves

    Thanks for pointing that out, you are correct.  I did not hear the fan spinning up any higher than the base 20% setting, but the Max fan speed was also set to 20%.  After making other adjustments in the 'print cooling' section, the print time has dropped dramatically.

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    Posted · Cura 5.1 printing slowly when printing "tight" curves
    10 hours ago, drlava said:

    After making other adjustments in the 'print cooling' section, the print time has dropped dramatically

    Be aware that there's a reason you may want to have a minimum layer time; the material needs time to cool down and solidify before the next layer is deposited.

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