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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Adjusting speed with Slic3r

In this recipe, we'll test how far you can push your printer's speed before it affects the quality of the print. We'll do this by adjusting parameters in Slic3r.

Getting ready

Using a small cube as a test object will be an efficient method for this recipe. You can make a cube 20 mm x 20 mm x 20 mm in SketchUp or download the calibration cube collection from Thingiverse. This can be found at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:56671.

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. Go to Print Settings and select Speed. Make sure the Perimeters speed is set at 30 mm/s.
  2. Now set the Infill speed to 60 mm/s. Slice and print the 20 mm cube.
  3. Go back to Speed in the Print Settings option. Change the Infill speed from 60 mm/s to 180 mm/s. ...

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