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nirurin
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Slowing down printer for small objects - possible?

Ok so I have a print bed set up with multiple objects, some large and some small. 

The smaller objects, because they're more delicate, I want to be printed at a slower speed to prevent wobble and layer issues. 

Now I thought that using the "Slow down if layer print time is below" and the "minimum print speed" would be the solution. And it is, if I only print a single small object, it does exactly what I need. 

However on a print bed of multiple objects, it seems to only take into account the ENTIRE layer (eg. every object) and not the print move of each individual object. 

So is there a way to slow down the print for short print moves? (I use Prusa Slicer)

Posted : 09/09/2020 4:27 pm
jsw
 jsw
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RE: Slowing down printer for small objects - possible?

You can adjust the speeds in the slicer, or, in real time by simply turning the control knob counterclockwise (anti-clockwise) as the print is in progress.  You will be able to see the percentage of print speed on the front panel display.

Posted : 10/09/2020 1:11 am
bobstro
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RE: Slowing down printer for small objects - possible?

If you want different speeds for different models in the same print, modifiers are probably your best bet. I need to check to see what options there are for speeds (on mobile ATM).

In general, I just do separate prints for maximum control. I'd rather do 2 smaller prints that take a bit longer than 1 big failed print.

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Posted : 10/09/2020 1:52 am
Swiss_Cheese
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RE: Slowing down printer for small objects - possible?

Have you tried Sequential Printing? and the "Slow down if layer print time is below" and the "minimum print speed"

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Posted : 10/09/2020 6:41 am
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