Optimize for SPEED with Simplify3D & German RepRap 3D Printers

To optimize for Speed on a German RepRap printer, you need to consider the layer size (similar to optimizing for surface finish...only opposite).
In this case, the nozzle diameter is also important to consider since we cannot print a layer thicker than 80% of the nozzle diameter. 
See the chart below:
Nozzle Size Layer Size (mm) Time (min)
0.8 0.6 40
0.6, 0.8 0.4 60
0.4, 0.6, 0.8 0.3 80
Any 0.2 120
Any 0.1 240
Any 0.05 480
Any 0.02 1200

Don't forget to optimize for: 

optimize for surface finish   optimize for strength


Need some more guidance? 

No worries, 3DChimera is here to help.  Don't hesitate to reach out to alex@3dchimera.com with any specific questions for your application. 

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