First I am going to apologize as I am very new to this and did search the forums, but was hoping someone in the group might be able to give me some decent advise.
So we just bought a Lulzbot Mini and really love it. The only issue I am having is that some of the items I am printing are falling apart.
A good example was a standup version of a wrestler I tried to print: http://www.123dapp.com/123C-3D-Model/Wrestling-Pose/717728
Where the base and legs went really well, the arms fell apart and had no cohesion. I am using eSUN HIPS and Cura for this. The settings I have been using is the ‘high detail’. I was thinking I just needed to print supports as well, so I tried printing supports on this object: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:967387 and it just created this massive block that was tied together and not at all the millenium falcon.
So my question is there some best practices around items that can be printed by Cura and the Mini? Or at least items that I should stay away from? Also how does a person know when to use supports and when not?
I am asking bc things I have printed that take up to 10 hours, it is frustrating to have to start over from scratch at hour 8
Any advice for a newbie is great appreciated.