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    New to this!!!!

    Hello!
    I'm all new to the printerworld.
    Is it normal that it takes so long to print a smal thing?

    The object is 50mm x 70mm and takes 1hour 12min to print

    and this one. 1day 5hour 55min ????

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    you should try to rotate the piece to rest flat on one side... Yes, fdm can be time consuming if you don't place the pieces and settings correctly.

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    The supports are part of the extended build time estimate. They are not shown but can add significantly to the overall print throughput.

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    Split the file. Cut it into smaller sections using meshmixer or a similar program. Its the supports needed. Turns a small print to a very large print since it has to fill the open air with support material.

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    Rotate 90 and print with support (just one area will be required). Also, what print ‘depth’ are you printing? For instance, using simplify3D I would use fast instead of high. Because of the flat, 90 degree structure, you really will not gain much. Also, print at a layer height of say 0.1-0.3mm. Much lower does not gain a lot but does increase print times. If you want a nice smooth surface, let the print sit in a acetone vapor contained are like a box and it will make the sides nice and smooth.

 

 

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