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WidgetCeramics
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Tilt Time Parameter Issue

I have noticed that the "Tilt Time" parameter under the "Printer Settings" tab of Prusa Slicer does not actually control how quickly the vat tilts in between layers. Is this by design, or is this a mistake? This parameter does not seem to be sent to the printer via the .SL1S config file. The only was I know how to change the tilt speed is by toggling the setting on the printer itself for a specific print job, choosing between a "fast" and "slow" setting. I would expect that these parameters would be defined Prusa Slicer "print time" setting, but that doesn't appear to the the case. Can anyone tell me how I could change the "slow" tilt time to, say 20 seconds or so?

Best Answer by Lichtjaeger:

The tilt speeds are defined in the firmware. The tilt times, shown by the printer, are used for the slicer to calculate more accurate print time estimations.

There is an area fill setting to define the threshold to determine when the printer should use fast tilt and when it should use slow tilt.

This topic was modified 1 month ago by WidgetCeramics
Posted : 21/10/2021 6:39 pm
ResPrint
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RE: Tilt Time Parameter Issue

AFAIK, the time settings in the Prusa Slicer are there to be set by you, so that the estimated total print times are more accurate. During calibration, the slow and fast tilt times are measured and displayed. Then you can paste these numbers to the Prusa Slicer. I'm not aware of a way to set/change the tilt times on the printer.

Else, see my reply on your other post: https://forum.prusaprinters.org/forum/postid/517078/

This post was modified 1 month ago by ResPrint
Posted : 22/10/2021 8:00 am
Lichtjaeger
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You can't set tilt speeds

The tilt speeds are defined in the firmware. The tilt times, shown by the printer, are used for the slicer to calculate more accurate print time estimations.

There is an area fill setting to define the threshold to determine when the printer should use fast tilt and when it should use slow tilt.

Posted : 22/10/2021 8:18 am
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WidgetCeramics
(@widgetceramics)
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Topic starter answered:
Firmware

Thanks for the response. Is it possible to modify the printer's firmware to slow the tilt times?

Posted : 22/10/2021 1:55 pm
ResPrint
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Re: Firmware

In general, it is possible to modify the fw. And somewhere in it, there should be a tilt time or power setting. However, it's not super easy to modify the fw (unless you are an experienced coder I guess) and takes several hours to build. It can be found on Github (which uses code that can be found on Gitlab). You could create an issue on github for the developers to think about such a setting.

Posted : 22/10/2021 2:13 pm
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