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OriginalGriff9-Sep-21 9:35
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Have a look here: Adventures in 3D printing Part 1: Fusion, you CAD![^]
Adventures in 3D Printing Part 2: Rise of the 3D Models[^]
Adventures in 3D Printing Part 3: Making Complex Apertures - Recovering from the Bends[^]
And very important things:
1) Getting the bed levelling right is really important. If it's "low" on one side then that side will print too loose and then it'll detach and melt itself to the hot end. And it's a PITA to clear it off because the head needs to be 180C or so to melt the filament it's covered in so you can't touch it (especially not with a wet cloth!)
2) After bed levelling, the next critical thing is the bed and nozzle temperatures. Check the filament manufacturers recommendations and start right in the middle of those.
3) Material. PLA is easy to work with, but not very strong, and it's glass temperature is pretty low - so it'll sag if you leave it in a car in the sun! It's also not as durable as PETG, which is about as easy to work with, though it needs a higher print temperature. ABS beats them all in everything except actual printing - I abandoned ABS because PETG gives be much more reliable printing. My hot end still has traces of ABS from the last "birds nest" it created ...

Have a look here as well: PLA vs PETG: Which Material Should You Choose? - 3Dnatives[^]

Good luck - and persevere! It's surprising just how many things you didn't know you needed to make that can be printed. For example, I'm making kitchen cupboard doors - so I've printed three jigs for the handle locating holes: they are all in the same relative position and I don't need to measure anything.
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