FAQ: What's the turnaround time between prints with a Fusion3 3D Printer.

The turnaround time between prints will vary on a few different variables, including if you plan to print using the same material and if the print bed requires cooling.

The quickest turnaround time could be as quick as 3-5 minutes. The longest turnaround time could be as much as 15-20 minutes.

The factors that contribute to this:

Removing Part From the Bed: With higher temperatures materials, such as ABS, you will have to let the print bed cool down to allow the part(s) to self-release. This can take up to 10 minutes.

Cleaning the print bed: Regardless, between prints you will have to clean the print bed with water and reapply adhesive between each print. This takes approximately 2 to 5 minutes.

Changing Spool of Filament: If your next print requires a change to a different type of filament or if your current spool has run out or does not have sufficient filament for the print (and you’d rather start with a full roll), unloading and loading a new roll of filament (which requires heating the print head and purging any remaining filament out of the system), will add another 5 to 7 minutes of time.