Jump to content
schafe

Eliminate the z hop dot

Recommended Posts

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?

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!