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Posted · Effects on the printer with 15hr+ prints

I have some large prints I need to do, and the print times are between 17 and 24 hours. So my question is what are the effects to the printer with prints of this time scale?

Also has anyone else done large prints that have take a long time and what where your experiences?

All hints and tips are much appreciated :)

 

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Posted · Effects on the printer with 15hr+ prints

Nothing to worry about, just let it rip. Just make sure your filament supply doesn't get tangled 23 hours into the print...

 

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Posted · Effects on the printer with 15hr+ prints

Ahh that's good to hear. I was a bit worried about over heating or something along those lines.

Fingers crossed the prints go well but I wont be shocked if i goose at least one long print lol

 

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Posted · Effects on the printer with 15hr+ prints

Yeah dont worry about the printer... just dont set the print and then realise half way through your well needed sleep that you only loaded 2 meters of filament when you needed atleast 10 lol :)

 

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Posted · Effects on the printer with 15hr+ prints

I just finished a 30 hour print with no problems. It came out flawless. I did give the feeder mechanism the once over after completion just to make sure nothing was working loose.

 

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Posted · Effects on the printer with 15hr+ prints

Cheers guys this is all very reassuring :)

Now to get on to the fun bit ......... the first big print :unsure: wish me luck

 

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Posted · Effects on the printer with 15hr+ prints

All hints and tips are much appreciated :)

 

Get a UPS. Depending on your location, reliability of electricity network varies... In my location, there are very short power outages once a month or so. I would really hate a long print getting truncated because of one of them.

My UPS gives me a minimum of 40 minutes of printing in case of a power outage - it gives some peace of mind.

 

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Posted · Effects on the printer with 15hr+ prints

Good pointer there ......... I don't want to jinx it but our power supply is pretty decent. Fingers crossed it doesn't have a glitch now I've said it lol

edit: I have noticed a few glitches of the finish on the large print I have running currently, I will get some pics up in the right place once its finished to see if you guys can help me figure out why they have popped up.

 

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Posted · Effects on the printer with 15hr+ prints

Where are you based Bez?

 

I'm near Ascot in Berkshire

 

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