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How do I speed up prints for the Monoprice Select IIIP Plus printer?

The manual shows [Cura] examples of:

  • Print speed: 50mm/s
  • Travel Speed: 80mm/s
  • Bottom Layer Speed: 20mm/s
  • Infill Speed: 50mm/s
  • Outer shell speed: 15mm/s
  • Inner shell speed: 30mm/s

However, this doesn’t line up with their advertisements online of a 150mm/s printing speed.

Are there better settings to use, especially ones which can speed up printing time? Or are there any other measures which I can take in order to reduce printing time in general?

1 Answer 1

In my experience a print speed of 50-70mm/s is ideal. Even if you set the speed to 150mm/s the print head still changes directions often and rarely will have enough time to accelerate from 0->150 before changing direction again.

Some more effective ways of speeding up prints is to adjust

  • Layer height
  • Infill percentage (15-25% for regular prints, more if they need to be more sound)
  • Supports
  • Number of shells, etc