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JK Proto
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I was looking at a video on youtube where Mr. Prusa is talking about the Prusa Mini. He said that they will be using the printer in the print farm at some point. I know they are using the farm as a stress test for their printers and make the printers better. I have been trying to find some information on how many Prusa Mini's they have in the farm but havent foud any information about it. He said in the video that they are not going to replace the old printers because they work fine, and from what i have heard they are pretty tough so it could take a while.

I guess i want to know how extensively the printer is being tested in the factory, or do they just rely on the users to find the bugs.

Best Answer by Gordon W:

On a recent livestream made a comment about the fact they would have to tune all their gcode for the mini. They have clearly worked out how to get the optimum speed / quality compromise  using the MK3 and would have to 'start again' for manufacturing with the mini. I suspect with all the staffing issues they have right now, any thoughts of expanding the farm with Minis will have been moved to the 'one day' list.

Posted : 30/09/2020 2:47 pm
cwbullet
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I saw a picture and it looked like hundreds.  

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Chuck H
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Posted : 30/09/2020 6:50 pm
JK Proto
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@charles-h13

So they replaced most of the mk3 printers? or have they scaled up the farm? Do you have this picture in your posession

Posted : 01/10/2020 8:53 am
cwbullet
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@jasenj

I do not know that.  I do nto have the image or remember where I saw it.  

I would like to see their farm software released.  

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Chuck H
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Posted : 01/10/2020 10:00 am
cwbullet
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@jasenj

I just checked. I do not have a photo.  Maybe, it was just that they reported it to be an ideal print farm printer.  I swear I remember a photo somewhere.  

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Chuck H
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Posted : 01/10/2020 10:07 am
bobc
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Posted by: @charles-h13

@jasenj

I just checked. I do not have a photo.  Maybe, it was just that they reported it to be an ideal print farm printer.  I swear I remember a photo somewhere.  

I've never seen a photo or heard of any Minis in the Prusa print farm. AFAIK, it is all MK3.

Posted : 01/10/2020 12:33 pm
Gordon W
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On a recent livestream made a comment about the fact they would have to tune all their gcode for the mini. They have clearly worked out how to get the optimum speed / quality compromise  using the MK3 and would have to 'start again' for manufacturing with the mini. I suspect with all the staffing issues they have right now, any thoughts of expanding the farm with Minis will have been moved to the 'one day' list.

Posted : 01/10/2020 4:12 pm
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cwbullet
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@bobcousins

You are probably right.  I have looked through all of my saved photos and did an internet search and could not find it.  I would be shocked if they are not testing with a room of them.  

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Chuck H
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Posted : 01/10/2020 4:17 pm
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