Print Processing Tech Tips: Blobs and Zits
Here at 3D Platform (3DP) we take pride in our open-market solutions. Our Print Processing Tech Tips series focuses on best practices for processing procedures so you’re guaranteed the perfect print every time.
Today, we’re focusing on blobs and zits.
All materials are susceptible to blobs and zits, which causes the surface finish to not look good. Blob and zits can happen for a lot of reasons:
Retraction settings are not set correctly. These settings should be adjusted to avoid over-extrusion at a starting or stopping point of the extruder.
The retraction distance can cause a bad print if set up at .10 mm.
If you use random start points for all perimeters, you can bet that you’ll end up with a bad print.
Proper settings are essential for smooth layers. Try these out for a smoother finish:
- Set your retraction distance at 1.10 mm.
- Choose a start point closest to a specific location.
For more helpful hints on how to prevent blobs and zits, check out the full case study.