Speed Printing

  • After watching this video


    and seeing the quality that is produces by this i was wondering what kind of speed do your printers achieve.

    I currently only print at 80mm/s with stealthchop. but my printer makes more noise than that.

  • So, above 600mm/s my extruder and hotend isn't up for the task anymore. And above 400mm/s it really is very diminishing returns.
    I tend to stick to 200mm/s as base speed.

    Delta. All metal design. At 400mm/s quality really is perfectly acceptable for Cosplay-stuff etc that will take a bit of post processing anyway.



  • That was impressive.

    I can print at 90 but the quality suffers a bit compared to 60 which I normally use.

    I haven't tried faster than 90 - I have no idea what my printer might do - perhaps disassemble itself.

    I wouldn't really know how to achieve the kind of speed seen in the video.

    I would like to.


  • @fcwilt said in [Speed Printing]I have no idea what my printer might do - perhaps disassemble itself.

    See, thats one of the reasons why I do NOT print like this other than "ooh, coool". Because if something screws up... it can be very very bad.

    I'd love a IMU on my print head that could do an APPROXIMATE estimation of actual movement compared to desired movement. If the discrepancy is out of tolerance, it would mean that the kinematics isnt tracking as desired which would be indicative of a mechanical failure.

    Did I build my machine to be a speed demon? No. But I did build it to be a good sturdy machine with quality components, after being fed up with my previous builds 😄

  • I've hit 100 something with delta and PLA, had to clamp it down to the desk (>_<) . My biggest problem wasn't that I couldn't push it further, it's that I found it not worth the effort more than doing it for fun. I could get good quality but I had to tune the temperature and extrusion rate for a certain speed. So if the area of a layer changed such that the slicer would slow down to give more cooling time, I would need to make a separate configuration for those layers. Unless a slicer lets me develop a parameter profile across multiple speeds and interpolate settings across that, I don't have much of a desire to mess with pushing the limits on my work horse.

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