Art of 3D print failure Flickr group

A Flickr group called "The Art of 3D Print Failure" chronicles the beautiful monstrosities that emerge from glitches in 3D prints. In addition to providing aesthetic pleasure, it also serves as a compendium of advice for preventing errors in the future.

When 3D prints go wrong and lessons from failure.

Inspired by a blog post from RichRap, this group is meant as a show and tell of the prints that went wrong.

Add a description of what happened and your thoughts and analysis and hopefully others will comment on how best to avoid the problems in the future.

The Art of 3D Print Failure (via New Aesthetic)

(Image: downsized thumbnail from IMG_0793 by wolf e twain )

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  1. Does anyone else find some of these a little unsettling?

  2. edgore says:

    Bill Joy finds them all unsettling and vindicating!

  3. Happy to be a frequent member of this group. I think I was the second or third person to join. smile

  4. wygit says:

    That new technology will get you every time.


    [Fred tries to digitize the pig-lizard with disastrous results]
    Jason Nesmith: What? What was that?
    Alexander Dane: Uh, nothing.
    Jason Nesmith: I heard some squealing or something.
    Gwen DeMarco: Oh, no. Everything's fine.
    Teb: But the animal is inside out.
    Jason Nesmith: I heard that! It turned inside out?
    [the pig-lizard explodes]
    Teb: And it exploded.
    Jason Nesmith: Did I just hear that the animal turned inside out, and then is EXPLODED?

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