Aug 14, 2013

Spectacular Failures In 3D Printing

A new Flickr group has popped up dedicated to the as of yet still finicky art of 3D printing, a technology that is still in it's infancy as a consumer friendly product. I recently got a chance to watch a friend go through the multi week testing and set up time for doing some Team Fortress 2 busts, and was kind of surprised at the amount of trial and error he had to go through, especially on the larger scale ones that would take anywhere from 24-48 hours to complete. Let's just say that a lot of spools went to waste in the process.

For any of you fine folks interested in glitch art or looking to get into the wild west period of 3D printing, I'd really like to recommend subscribing to the collective Art Of 3D Printing Failures, as both a cautionary tale of how badly things can go wrong and a learning tool with the community. Check out a few more images from the pool after the break. I'd reckon that this group will pick up steam significantly over the next few years as the practice becomes ever more commonplace.

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