What's the longest duration print you have attempted

General hangout discussion area for other non-printing stuff
Qdeathstar
Printmaster!
Posts: 622
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:42 pm

What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby Qdeathstar » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:07 pm

I got a 27hr print going atm, which lead me to wonder what is the largest thing you've ever printed on the romax, and how long did it take.

Also, why do things printed vertically take a lot longer that if they are printed flat? It would seem that the same amount of plastic needs to be extruded....

IMBoring25
Printmaster!
Posts: 616
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:11 am

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby IMBoring25 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:12 pm

I've always preferred to be present and conscious for safety reasons so my longest print so far has run a little over ten hours.

Vertical prints take longer for a couple of reasons. If you are making something small enough that the cooling settings are triggered, it will directly slow down your print.

Even if you're not making something where cooling settings are a factor, imagine a single extrusion in the x-y plane. It all happens at the extrusion speed once acceleration is out of the way. Now imagine a hypothetical "single extrusion" in z. The machine will spurt a point of filament, retract, increment one layer, unretract, and repeat the process. That won't occur anywhere near your normal extrusion speed.

The smaller the feature that's vertically oriented, the closer it is to this perfectly inefficient process AND the more likely cooling settings will be triggered.

User avatar
Jimustanguitar
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 2631
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:35 am
Location: Notre Dame area
Contact:

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby Jimustanguitar » Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:52 pm

My max is only 14 hours. I haven't ever felt confident enough in my machine to run it for longer.

User avatar
Xenocrates
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 1543
Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:55 pm

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby Xenocrates » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:55 pm

The longest I've done was estimated at ~33 hours and printed in 40. Came out pretty well actually. I just don't have any pictures of them all together on the build plate, and I don't feel like digging the parts out of their various storage locations.
Machines:
Rostock Max V2, Duet .8.5, PT100 enabled E3D V6 and volcano, Raymond style enclosure
Automation Technology 60W laser cutter/engraver
1m X-carve router

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
01-10011-11111100001

User avatar
gestalt73
Printmaster!
Posts: 345
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:10 am
Location: Anaheim, CA

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby gestalt73 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:25 pm

I think 65 hours was my absolute longest duration print. That was a while ago, it was a large print, and I was running it at 20mm/s.

Every once in a while I'll have a 12-24 hour print, some are just large full plate prints, others are medium size 100 micron prints.

I just accepted an order for a 55 hour pla print. It's some type of enclosure.

User avatar
lightninjay
Printmaster!
Posts: 283
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:49 am
Location: Tampa, Florida

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby lightninjay » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:52 pm

Not trying to start a pi**ing contest, but one of my cello pieces clocks in at about 76 hours of straight printing.
If at first you don't succeed, you're doing something wrong. Try again, and if it fails again, try once more. Through trial and error, one can be the first to accomplish something great.

Qdeathstar
Printmaster!
Posts: 622
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:42 pm

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby Qdeathstar » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:25 pm

i'm printing a violin right now, but i'd love to print a chello, are you printing that one a stock roma's or a taller version.

User avatar
jmpreuss
Printmaster!
Posts: 182
Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:12 pm

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby jmpreuss » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:28 am

Longest print on a romax 55 hours.
Longest print regardless of printer model 133 hours
PTMNBN="Printer that must not be named" - a heavily upgraded Replicator 2

Eric
Printmaster!
Posts: 726
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:09 am
Location: Chula Vista, CA

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby Eric » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:39 pm

Does it count as an attempt if you abort it after 10 minutes to change the fill settings? It was going to take a REALLY long time set to solid-fill....also more filament than I had on hand.

User avatar
626Pilot
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 1719
Joined: Tue May 14, 2013 12:52 pm

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby 626Pilot » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:19 pm

About 30 hours, I think. It was a figurine, and I printed it at a layer height of 0.075. Came out pretty good!
Last edited by 626Pilot on Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Qdeathstar
Printmaster!
Posts: 622
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:42 pm

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby Qdeathstar » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:11 pm

^not on a Rostock?

User avatar
626Pilot
ULTIMATE 3D JEDDI
Posts: 1719
Joined: Tue May 14, 2013 12:52 pm

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby 626Pilot » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:02 pm

Aah, place value error. I printed it on a Rostock MAX v1.

Qdeathstar
Printmaster!
Posts: 622
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:42 pm

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby Qdeathstar » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:03 pm

i was gonna say ^_^

User avatar
crocky
Printmaster!
Posts: 270
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:55 pm
Location: Werribee, Aust

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby crocky » Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:45 am

I've got one at 54 hours so far and with 9 or so remaining...

Rostock Max V2, Kisslicer set for very fine detail and PLA, HE280 head and it is a vase thing from thingiverse..

IMG_0001.JPG
So far....
Bob
Rostock Max V2, Ball Cup Arms, New Carriages, HE280, Dampers, PSU Breathing, Simplify 3D, GeckoTek3D, Raspberry Pi3. Duet soon... Kossel Mini still under construction.
Delta's are the way!

User avatar
lightninjay
Printmaster!
Posts: 283
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:49 am
Location: Tampa, Florida

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby lightninjay » Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:25 pm

Qdeathstar wrote:i'm printing a violin right now, but i'd love to print a chello, are you printing that one a stock roma's or a taller version.


I print on a /mostly/ stock RoMax v2. I sliced my cello into four 300mm tall pieces for the main body, so that easily fits within the Rostock's build height.
If at first you don't succeed, you're doing something wrong. Try again, and if it fails again, try once more. Through trial and error, one can be the first to accomplish something great.

User avatar
crocky
Printmaster!
Posts: 270
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:55 pm
Location: Werribee, Aust

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Postby crocky » Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:36 pm

Finished at 63:28, whew!!!

IMG_0002.JPG
Done....


Now to design and print a hanger for a hair dryer (xmas present for the wife) and then the Duet modification starts....
Bob
Rostock Max V2, Ball Cup Arms, New Carriages, HE280, Dampers, PSU Breathing, Simplify 3D, GeckoTek3D, Raspberry Pi3. Duet soon... Kossel Mini still under construction.
Delta's are the way!


Return to “The Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests