How to Speed Up 3D Prints: Tips and Tricks

Are you tired of waiting days for your 3D prints to finish? Are you looking for ways to speed up your 3D printing process? Look no further, as we’ve got some tips and tricks that can significantly reduce your print time and cost.

Firstly, the layer height of your 3D prints plays a big role in the print time. By increasing the layer height from the default setting, you can reduce the print time by almost 60 percent. However, keep in mind that with a larger layer height, the layer lines will be more visible.

Secondly, you don’t always need to upgrade your printer to increase the printing speed. Even a stock Creality Ender 3 can print up to 120 millimeters per second. By using this speed, you can further reduce the print time by up to 72 percent.

Thirdly, using a bigger nozzle can also lead to quicker print times. By using a bigger nozzle, you can increase the layer height even further, thus decreasing the print time by 81 percent.

Lastly, when printing, not everything needs to be printed completely solid inside. Infill is a strong geometric shape that is used to fill the inside of a 3D print. By using a lightning infill pattern, which looks like tree branches, you can reduce the print time by up to 85 percent.

But what if you need to print multiple objects simultaneously? The answer is simple: buy more 3D printers. While this may seem like an expensive option, there are deals available. Micro Center offers a deal where you can get a Creality Ender 3 Pro for just $99, an unbeatable price for a new 3D printer.

By combining all of these tricks and printing on multiple printers, you can significantly reduce your print time. Our expert started with a print time of three days and 22 hours and reduced it to just one day. By following these tips, you’ll be able to save time and money while producing high-quality prints.

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