With all your help, it's alive! Thank you!

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  1. Alex Stevenson

    Alex Stevenson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to everyone for all the help and support along the way. It's taken from the 4th of March to build and use my first 3D printer, but coming from pretty zero much knowledge to a succesful print in this time is testament to a fantastic community and comprehensive manual that I could manage (besides a great printer).

    Special thanks to @Old_Tafr who reached out and gave me some great tips and advice during my build, although there have been great tips given from too many people to mention.

    My print succeeded on the second attempt. Stock Benchy from the SD, and I resisted the urge to change the fan speed settings, even though the first print was warping slightly up from the glass, and was why it finally broke away after around the 40th layer. I just sprayed a little more "Insette Extra Hold" hair spray on and crossed my fingers.

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    There is a very tiny amount of stringing, but it's barely noticable, and I think the 210 / 50 degree settings were just about fine.

    Anyway, thanks so much again everyone. Next I just need to find something useful to print!
     
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  2. Henry feldman

    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

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    Snazzy yellow! Let the printing begin!
     
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  3. Archania

    Archania Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Good feeling to see your hard work pay off.
     
  4. Alex Stevenson

    Alex Stevenson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, it's both a relief and so very satisfying. :)
     

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