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Posted · Eliminate the z hop dot

On almost everything I print there are many many times when the printer will retract, z hop to a position, deretract, make an imperceptible x/y move placing just a dot, retract, then z hop to another position.  What setting do I need experiment with to eliminate what seems to me like a wasted step?

 

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Posted · Eliminate the z hop dot

Watching the animation of the print, I see these dots are often the very last step before a new layer.  In the attached g code at layer 48 you see the printer is adding tiny spots of infill - yellow.  It happens a lot on this project due to the many spikes, but I see it on almost all of my prints.  If needed, I can video a print in progress.

 

If someone is feeling extra generous, I have included the Cura settings I use.  I'd like to know if someone sees something way off from the norm.  I am having a difficult time getting satisfactory results lately.  The only thing that seems to work is to slow the print speed which makes me sad.

 

If it makes a difference, I am using an Ultimaker 2.

 

Thanks for the help.  Happy Holidays.

 

my settings.curaproject.3mf

wade hedge hog.stl

wade hedge hog.gcode

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Posted · Eliminate the z hop dot

Increasing the skin removal width will reduce the size of those skin areas that are being printed where the slope of the wall is shallow.

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