So my company started another round of printing 2 days ago. I printed two pieces and they came out fine, and almost exactly the right amount of time Preformed claimed. One was 7 hrs, other was 3 hrs. So I loaded up my last and biggest piece, it said 17hrs. That kinda blew my mind because I had printed that piece before, and save for a few minor changes…it’s the same piece. This was on version 2.7.x. I contacted support to ask them what could be causing the difference…last time I printed the piece it was 12 hrs.
Later that day, before I heard back, 2.8.0 was released. So I updated and tried printing it again…now it said 13hrs 55 mins. Confused, I fired off another email to support, hit print and went home (please save me the warnings of unattended prints)
I got the text in the middle of the night that the print had finished in 12hr 22 mins.
I get how times can vary slightly due item alignment, support structure, resin type/color and planet alignment, but 17 hrs to 12 hrs is a big difference. What could cause this? BTW all of this was done with white v01 @ 0.1mm.