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Monday, February 5, 2018

Catastrophic failure of the Dimension SST 3D Printer

We had the 3D printer print an object over the weekend and came in on Monday to find this:

This is our old machine that uses solid filament to print, as you can see the head, injectors and fan are completely blown away. New head is about 5K and the printer is no longer supported. We have no idea how this failure happened, the printer has been working flawlessly since it was move down to Precision Machine Shop during the summer, and has done hundreds of jobs since the move.

Will keep up on this blog as options are discussed.