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How fast can the UP Mini print in mm/s

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:30 pm
by Xonor13
I can't find anywhere describing how fast the UP printers or UP Mini can move around and print in mm/s. I don't know what speed to print bronzefill with because it is recommended to print with a speed of 50mm/s and i have no idea which setting--fine, normal, or fast--to pick.

Re: How fast can the UP Mini print in mm/s

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:14 am
by Tiertime-Jason
We cannot provide an official number because the print speed is actually depends on the complexity of model.
For the same print mode but different model the print speed could be varied.

Re: How fast can the UP Mini print in mm/s

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:52 am
by ricks01
Xonor13 wrote:I can't find anywhere describing how fast the UP printers or UP Mini can move around and print in mm/s. I don't know what speed to print bronzefill with because it is recommended to print with a speed of 50mm/s and i have no idea which setting--fine, normal, or fast--to pick.

If I were you I would go with "normal" setting and see how it works for you. Just remember Bronzefill is PLA based so you will need to use the PLA setting in the UP! software...

Re: How fast can the UP Mini print in mm/s

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:44 am
by mr_x
I converted the UP calculated machine code back to gcode and measured the speeds:

FINE mode is about 20/30/40 mm/sec (perimeters/infill/support)
NORMAL mode is about 40/50/60 mm/sec
FAST mode is about 50/60/60 mm/sec

I think the suggestion from the material manufacturer is not to print faster than 50mm/sec (since this might cause problems with extrusion of the bronze particles).

But like "ricks01" says, the UP is a bit different than normal reprap printers, so you just have to try what is working best for you.

Maik