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UshCha12 Jul 2023 12:34 p.m. PST

Our Prusa has just done our longest single print ever (well since we owned a printer 10+ years) 24hrs 47 min. Flawless. It's a real confidence builder and makes life easier if you can print large pieces with confidence.

Dagwood12 Jul 2023 12:38 p.m. PST

Sounds like your milestone was printed at 1:1 scale. How many miles to London ?

Bashytubits12 Jul 2023 1:26 p.m. PST

My record for my CR 10 is 3 days 22hours and 17 minutes.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2023 3:37 p.m. PST

What did you print?

Bashytubits12 Jul 2023 6:30 p.m. PST

A 1/100 P1000 Ratte.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2023 7:36 p.m. PST

It's UshCha, so it would be a 1/144 scale P1000 Ratte.

But that's a fun guess. Bashytubits wins TMP today!

- Ix

Royal Air Force13 Jul 2023 4:03 a.m. PST

Longest so far for me is just over 2 days. In fact I have a couple of 2 day jobs in the queue. Gottta love Prusa engineering.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2023 1:55 p.m. PST

UshCha, I'm sorry, but as a citizen of the UK, you are no longer entitled to milestones. Would you care for a kilometer marker?

Personal logo jensutkremp Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2023 10:20 a.m. PST

I have sometimes longer runs. For long models esp. ship hulls, I use the Creality print mill. My longest print was a week. The hull of a destroyer 100cm long. Advantage with printmill, you have a one piece print.

My actual print is the gunboat Melik in 28mm from my newest model range, 78cm long.
Runs 3 days now, and will take 3 days to end.

UshCha15 Jul 2023 1:01 a.m. PST

robert piepenbrink Brexit and all that we still have miles and speed limits still in mph. Milk still sold with Pints equivalent and we still have actual Milestones marked on our OS maps (and they still say miles) ;-).

jensutkremp looks like you win by "miles", awsome. Do you have to have over 1kg reels?

Personal logo jensutkremp Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2023 12:38 p.m. PST

@UshCha
I use 2kg. In past I had a try to 5kg filament spool. But extruder motor had much work to pull the first 2kg of spool ,-))

Borderguy19016 Aug 2023 2:20 p.m. PST

Very cool when you get that long print to come out successfully.

My longest overall was about 130 hours and used more than a kilo of filament. I had to pause it for three days due to being out of town and not wanting a spaghetti mess if something happened. Ender 3 with an upgraded extruder. I was worried after the long pause, but it kept printing with just the hint of a line at the stop point.

The print was a 1:1 version of BD-1's head.

Albus Malum19 Aug 2023 8:55 a.m. PST

Havent done a real long print with my ender 3, but now finally after years of frustration with it, I think I could do a real long print. However, I have had to upgrade many things on it to get it to this point. adding the machined rails and new hotend has greatly done the trick. Since adding the rails and hotend I have printed about 3 kilo worth of prints with only one error which was a slicer error and nothing to do with the printer itself. Anyone having a ender3, really consider upgrading to machined rails and upgraded hot end.

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