3D printing is a big leap forward in the printing sphere. A sector normally known for being rather dull and unreliable.
Standard printers are the bane of most office workers lives. The toner is low, the paper has jammed, error code 122##12##3, please see your system administrator, yes I know you wanted it on A4 but I decided to do it on A1 paper so you’d get a rollocking from your boss for wasting paper. Yeah, printers hey? Gits.
“I ASKED YOU TO PRINT IT ON THE 2ND FLOOR BY MY DESK BECAUSE IT’S NOT WORK RELATED AND I NEED TO GRAB IT OFF THE PRINTER QUICKLY BEFORE ANYONE NOTICES, WHY HAVE YOU SENT IT TO THE MD’S OFFICE????” Etc.
3D printers are set to be a lot more useful than the old type, but like all fledgling technology it’s bound to have some problems along the way. Here’s a selection of pictures that users have posted of their less than great 3D printing results. Of course there is a Tumblr account already dedicated to it here. These are pieces of art in their own right:
This monstrosity was initially intended to be a celtic skull apparently. I’d rather have this on the mantle though.
You can see the back end of the intended monster, but it looks like it’s puking silly string:
Poor old owl….
This was going to be a bust of Walt Disney.
Lastly, this is a whistle that doesn’t whistle.