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3D Printing Speed: How Fast Can 3D Printers Go?

Franz Grieser
Published Jan 26, 2016

What’s the fastest 3D printing speed? And what impact does the 3D printer’s speed have on the duration of the print process?

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3D printing at home gives us the ability to manufacture bespoke objects for very little cost. But the time it takes for a digital 3D model to be processed into a physical object is not as quick as you might think. The size and print quality of the object will have a dramatic impact on the printing speed, and can take many hours to produce a finished result. In fact, All3DP’s tests show that the printer’s speed has much less impact on the duration of the printing process than the size and the quality settings.