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bonesingerSQ
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Improving print speed dramatically in software?

Hi there fellow 3D-printenthusiasts!

Printing may take a lot of time as you all know. While there are many tweaks to improve this I was wondering if there could be a slicing solution that should decrease printing-time a lot. I have no idea about programming so I can't do it myself, but I hope someone will read this and may have a solution:

The thought I have is, since I only need my outer shell to look good, why not use a different layer height for the infill (or even invisible perimeters). For example printing 12 layers at 0.2mm (2,4mm in total) and skipping every second infill layer but increasing layer-height for the infill to 0.4mm and thus reducing infill steps to 6 layers to cover 2.4mm. Of course one has to think about the nozzle diameter for the print height of each layer 😉

The same could be thought of with shells/perimeters that are not visible.

I can imagine that would be difficult to implement but I still think that could be a nice and time-saving feature in a slicer.

What do you think?

This topic was modified 1 year ago 3 times by bonesingerSQ
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Posted : 25/08/2020 1:12 pm
Neophyl
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RE: Improving print speed dramatically in software?

You might want to have a read of this thread - https://forum.prusaprinters.org/forum/prusaslicer/new-way-to-reduce-print-times/

Posted : 25/08/2020 1:49 pm
bonesingerSQ
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Improving print speed dramatically in software?

Hah! Ok thanks! 😀

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Posted : 25/08/2020 1:52 pm
jsw
 jsw
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RE: Improving print speed dramatically in software?

Cura has an option for what they call 'spaghetti infill' which is supposed to reduce infill print time.  I have never tried it, however.

Posted : 25/08/2020 2:04 pm
hanzvel01
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RE: Improving print speed dramatically in software?

Yeah thanks for sharing, it was difficult to implement in the beginning, but at the end it was worthy of investing my time. Actually I was planning to do a project which was quite long, and your tips helped me much in speed up the whole process.

Posted : 28/09/2020 1:55 pm
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