Aside from the delight of participating in democratized manufacturing at home, users of hobbyist 3D printers have one thing in common: a bin full of failed prints. Even the most well-tuned machine is subject to the occasional plastic jam, crashing nozzle, or build surface separation.
Bernat took these “accidental 3D prints” and turned them into a series of photos for a book and short video:
I’m a huge fan of the FDM aesthetic, so I might just pull out my own failed prints and try a few shots myself.
See more at the beautiful failures project page: http://cunicode.com/beautiful-failures/
Derek Quenneville is a 3D printing evangelist who posts weekly on the Ponoko blog. Follow him on Twitter @techknight.