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    Thumbs up 1st print, looking to improve

    Right, so I'm totally new to this.

    I have an Ultimaker 2, and have Cura and Designspark on my laptop. These programs were recommended to me by someone I know by the way.

    So I downloaded a model I fancied and printed it. first in PLA, then ABS. I went for ABS as the part I printed is a working part and subject to forces.

    Alas, it gave way after 20 feet. I'm assuming this is because it is a layered component and is subject to the layers giving way. So I would like to know if there's a way to improve my print, as maybe I'm not using optimum settings or whatever. I am aware that layered parts might be rubbish for use as working parts by the way, I'm just trying to learn.

    Nozzle or bed temps, feed, slicing software, etc. Any tips are greatly appreciated. Start slow though eh, only had the thing 48 hours, hahaha.

    cheers
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    Riding motorbikes, racing RC.

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    Wow, you're a helpful bunch. 79 views and no replies. So not one of you have any knowledge of ideal temps for certain filaments then? Or any other tips you wish to impart? Fat lot of good joining a forum then eh,
    and before some bright spark says something like: "why did you buy something you know nothing about?" The answer is because I would like to learn. One doesn't know everything about a discipline before they start.
    Insta: CrazyLthirteen

    Riding motorbikes, racing RC.


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