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What exactly does "Z blob" mean?

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Posted · What exactly does "Z blob" mean?

Can you explain what exactly "z blob" means? I'm reading it over and over again, but I'm failing to understand what you could possibly mean.

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Posted · What exactly does "Z blob" mean?

The Z-blob can be formed when the printer is transitioning from one layer to the next. As the platform is lowered a tiny amount of plastic can be seen oozing out and forming a little bump. Usually this only happens in one area of the print (see below) but depending on settings and such it can happen during travel moves as well.

A related thing is the Z-scar which is the small ridge you can see running up the side of the print. The slicers are much better at controlling this these days and the Z-scar isn't much of an issue any more IMHO.

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