What is your longest successfully print?

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markb
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What is your longest successfully print?

Post by markb » Thu May 08, 2014 3:42 pm

I was wondering what other longest successfully print was? Was it with PLA or ABS.
Now that my printer is dialed in I was able to print 6 hour ABS 8 hour PLA and now I am printing a 20 hour PLA print.

I have not had my printer very long so I am sure others have had some very long prints.

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Re: What is your longest successfully print?

Post by jimc » Thu May 08, 2014 8:49 pm

Right around 18-20hrs with abs. I do that often actually. There is a part for these gauges i make and i load the bed up with them.

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Re: What is your longest successfully print?

Post by Dale Reed » Thu May 08, 2014 9:29 pm

markb,

Here's a post from the old Google group for a print done in two pieces, at 20 hours and 9 hours: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searc ... 9kF2NMEiIJ

Another poster there had what looked to be a fit/finish prototype for a motorcycle engine head --- cooling fins and the whole works. IIRC, it took like 36 hours to print. I don't remember who it was, but he had only had him M2 for like a month at the time. The project pretty much filled the build volume. Amazing to look at.

Dale

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Re: What is your longest successfully print?

Post by markb » Thu May 08, 2014 10:04 pm

Dale Reed wrote:markb,

Here's a post from the old Google group for a print done in two pieces, at 20 hours and 9 hours: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searc ... 9kF2NMEiIJ

Another poster there had what looked to be a fit/finish prototype for a motorcycle engine head --- cooling fins and the whole works. IIRC, it took like 36 hours to print. I don't remember who it was, but he had only had him M2 for like a month at the time. The project pretty much filled the build volume. Amazing to look at.

Dale
That Bungalow Birdhouse is amazing very cool print.
I would love to see the motorcycle engine head print.

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Re: What is your longest successfully print?

Post by helix_3 » Sat May 10, 2014 8:08 pm

This head: https://img0.etsystatic.com/042/0/88307 ... 4_li7b.jpg

The biggest part was 30 hours, I think.

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