3D printing failures shared online

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    Aug 21, 2013 5:14 PM GMT
    I don't know much about "3D Printing" but it sounds interesting. Now there is a site that shows some of the more unusual glitches that have been encountered.


    3D printing is the art of turning a 3D design on your computer into a solid object. However this does not always run smoothly. Enthusiast Richard Horne runs a Flickr gallery of home 3D printer failures - including this image of Tony Buser's attempt at a model of the Statue of Liberty. "I've had a lot more failures than successes... it's not as easy as it seems. You can learn quite a lot from failure," said Mr Horne, who calls the errors "plastic pasta".

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23727229
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    Aug 21, 2013 7:25 PM GMT
    Even though they're considered glitches, some of printed forms look pretty awesome.

    When I was in my last semester for my animation degree we we're initially offered a chance to get one of our 3D models printed. It would have been with a professional printer that actually built a paper-like frame around the model so if pieces were hanging or thin they wouldn't break off in the printing process. However the school had a falling out with the printing company and we were never able to get any models printed from my class. It is still interesting to learn about different types of printers available and what they are capable of, even if faulty.
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    Aug 21, 2013 9:03 PM GMT
    Shoulda used a Mac. icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 21, 2013 9:12 PM GMT
    I still don't get how they do that….but very interesting just the same.