Oct. 25, 2012

When 3D prints go wrong they become garbage, or simply art.

Design Architect Jeremy Boggs in the Scholars' Lab uploaded a serie of "Plastic Debacles" made on a Makerbot Replicator with dual extruders. "Things happen in the course of tinkering with models and print settings. Temperature fluctuations, drafts around the printer, the level of the build plate, the speed of the print, all kinds of stuff can affect the outcome."

Some makers showed their prints failure on Flickr and tell what went wrong to allow other users to comment and discuss how to avoid such mistakes in the future.

eok.gnah: evil ducky

flughafen: fail

(Photo credit: Flickr, used under Creative Commons license)

Bernat Cuní of cunicode posted his "beautiful failures" from his 3D printing experiment. A good photographer and some stretching of imagination have turned these 3D prints failures into pure arts. Sometimes creation is just a process of noticing, imagining and interpreting details what many people don't see.

(photo credit: cunicode)


Source: Scholars' Lab & Flickr/cunicode


Posted in 3D Printing Applications



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Ianken51 wrote at 9/8/2015 11:45:53 AM:

Thank you so much for showing misprints. I was beginning to think I was almost alone in having produced more ART than actual successful prints., I own a Velleman K8200 / 3Drag printer and am presently waiting to find time to clear out my blocked print head. Yes, mea culpa, I forgot to raise the print head and the filament broke right in close to the ceramic guide. But, when it does what I want I'm ecstatic and can't wait to print again. My only real gripe is finding the time to master the beastie.. Thanks again :-)

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