3D printing has made creating and manufacturing bespoke objects easier at very little cost. That being said, developers of the technology are still hard at work to make the process faster. At the moment, the time that it takes for a 3D model to be transformed into an actual, physical object is still not as quick as one might think it should be. Just like any type of printer, the type, size, as well as the print quality of the item or object being printed will significantly impact the printing speed. The higher the quality that you want for an object, the longer it will take to produce the finished result. 3D printing London services employ different printers with varying speed settings.
Today’s 3D printing London devices support three general sets of printing speeds around 40 to 50 mm/s, 80 to 100 mm/s, and up to 150 mm/s. Typically, the faster the speed rating is, the lower quality it produces. Anything above 150 mm/s has a noticeable drop in 3D print quality. Faster speeds also tend to cause more problems like the filament slipping, which results in unsuccessful prints and wastage. This is why it is advised that you keep your options and speed settings well within the recommended speed ratings, at least until newer upgrades to current systems become available.
Setting your printer’s speed setting can usually be done using the slicing software that comes with your device—the same software that you typically use to set-up and ready your 3D models for printing. These programs will calculate your project’s print duration based on the print speed you have chosen. In most cases, the duration that the program presents is more or less identical to the actual duration of the print. You will also find that print duration for different 3D printing London projects is also dependent on the complexity of the 3D design you are looking to create. The more complex the design, the longer it will naturally take to complete the printing process. Tests reveal that print speed ratings have little effect on the printing duration (a few minutes between speed ratings), which is why it is best to discover the best print speed ratings and settings for particular projects rather than rely on high speeds to ensure the quality of your 3D prints.