sebastian.w8
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Possible to print multiple objects at once?

Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:48 pm

Hello,
is the printer able to print multiple objects at once as shown in the picture (layer per layer perhaps?) or will the printhead bump into a already finished object while trying to build to build the neighbouring one?
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gregory.p2
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Re: Possible to print multiple objects at once?

Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:58 pm

Yes, it is possible. In your slicer just copy or import as many as you’d like.

It does one layer for all objects at the same time, so it’s no more likely to bump into any of the objects than if you had one large object. It is slightly riskier to do many at once as if you have a problem you probably wasted more filament on all the failed prints, but it is slightly faster than printing them one at a time and more convenient if everything works.


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Re: Possible to print multiple objects at once?

Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:11 am

if you have the clearance you can also tell slic3r to print one object at a time (print-settings tab --> output options --> sequential printing --> complete individual objects). You set the clearance values, if they check out slic3r will complete one object before starting the next one

pro:
if there's a failure mid-print you won't have a lot of incompleted (and therefore wasted) objects

contra:
I usually monitor the first layer before leaving the printer, with sequential printing there will be many first layers during the print. If it's well calibrated and you can monitor it regularly that might not be much of an issure

sebastian.w8
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Re: Possible to print multiple objects at once?

Fri May 18, 2018 9:45 am

ibn wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:11 am
if you have the clearance you can also tell slic3r to print one object at a time (print-settings tab --> output options --> sequential printing --> complete individual objects). You set the clearance values, if they check out slic3r will complete one object before starting the next one

pro:
if there's a failure mid-print you won't have a lot of incompleted (and therefore wasted) objects

contra:
I usually monitor the first layer before leaving the printer, with sequential printing there will be many first layers during the print. If it's well calibrated and you can monitor it regularly that might not be much of an issure
Thanks ibn! I'll give it a try. What a the correct clearance values for an mk3 i3?

Regards seb

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Re: Possible to print multiple objects at once?

Fri May 18, 2018 4:28 pm

I print multiple objects all the time. It is a balance between saving time and risk that one object breaking loose will destroy all the others.

Those look like short items with a lot of surface area. There should be very little risk of them failing. I would be less likely to do so many if they were tall and skinny.

Also, you could place them much closer to each other. This would be slightly faster because there is less wasted movement between objects. Prusa Control has an auto-arrange feature that makes it really easy.

Steve

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