What is the maximum print speed the Palette 3 Pro can support?
What is the maximum print speed the P3P can support? I ran into an issue last night and I believe it is because the P3P couldn’t keep up with the speed of the printer.
I normally print at 75/mms with a 0.6mm nozzle with surface finishes at 90% of print speed. I was printing a simple 3 color badge with only 3 splices. On two occasions during the print I heard skipping from the extruder. On both occasions, the P3P was still working on a splice and the buffered filament was all used so there was a small tug of war going on between the extruder and the P3P. While the print completed there are visible lines missing from the top surface where the skipping occured and a little more than normal filament was left over after the print (expected due to skipping). I am able to recreate the issue so I am pretty sure that this is the case. I tried it again with a slower print speed (10% reduction) and the same thing occurred. Skipping only occurs when the P3P is still splicing and the buffered filament runs out. As soon as the splice is completed the P3P releases the filament and the extruder is able to resume. But the print quality suffers as no filament was layed down for the 2-3 seconds while the skipping occurred.
Can there be an option in Canvas that will allow speed reductions during printing when the P3P has to splice?
Since Canvas is the slicer and the P3P controls the splicing why can’t Canvas set a lower print speed before/after a splice to ensure the buffer doesn’t run out and then set the speed back to normal when there are no recent/upcoming splices? During slicing Canvas can set the correct print speeds in the gcode/mcfx file. This would allow us to print at our normal print speed and have Canvas automagically lower the speed to ensure we don’t consume the buffered filament while the P3P is still splicing.
Of course, I can lower the overall print speed but to have Canvas handle it automatically would be a huge improvement (and time saver) as we could both leverage the ability of our printers and the P3P with no manual intervention (while achieving high quality prints).
Is this a good question?