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3D Printing Fails. Answered

I'm not exactly sure why, but the BBC collected a bunch of 3D printing failures.

I couldn't resist sharing the screenshots and captions, especially in light of Fungus' recent topic.

Enjoy.

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cyrus264
cyrus264

7 months ago

Hello everyone! I am a new #D print hobbyist.
My test print went well.
I have an Anycubic Mega Zero.
Using Cura to slice.
After putting the actual object that I want to print into cura and onto the micro SD card, my first print takes the printhead all the way to the back of the plate, lifts it significantly high off the plate, then just spews PLA until I stop the print.
Ny ideas whats causing this? is there a setting I may have overlooked?

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uetest
uetest

2 years ago

yes that was common

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darman12
darman12

7 years ago

After seeing these, I wouldn't go to bed while a print is going. I wouldn't want to waste eight hours and a bunch of plastic. I'd much rather discover a failed print when it first started. But of course, you can't help it if it fails late in printing; that would put a pit in my stomach.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

7 years ago

Yeah, this is very common. This is part of the learning process, and maintenance, of a typical consumer 3D printer.

Other printers have issues as well, just with different kinds of failures

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M.C. Langer
M.C. Langer

7 years ago

"You can learn quite a lot from failure". That's absolutely true!!!!!

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Patrick S
Patrick S

7 years ago

Hah I've had a few of these...

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Mrballeng
Mrballeng

7 years ago

This was interesting. Thanks for sharing it.

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Ninzerbean
Ninzerbean

7 years ago

Schadenfreude is my favorite word.

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rimar2000
rimar2000

7 years ago

Some of us would come out favored with a fault as the first photo.

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Antzy Carmasaic
Antzy Carmasaic

7 years ago

If it's recyclable material, something like filabot can help reuse the wasted material.