“Beautiful Failures” Celebrates The Less-Than-Perfect Things
We’re digging through the “beautiful failures” set at Cunicode. Anyone who likes the way something looks when it’s made on a MakerBot will appreciate these nice images of failed print processes.
As Ponoko writes, “Even the most well-tuned machine is subject to the occasional plastic jam, crashing nozzle, or build surface separation.” I can attest that these things often come out like nice sculpture.
I would argue that cancelled prints can be quite nice, even when nothing’s wrong. I sometimes rest my coffee cup on a half of Andreas Böhler’s Blobby, winner of the Pet Monster contest. This half-print was made on The Replicator at a high resolution, so the layers feel more natural than part of a manufacturing process. With the top half missing, there’s a flat surface that looks almost like terrain. And I like it.
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