Kerisst on a crutch - that would be soooo ******* irritating if you'd spent all that dosh on a superdooper 3D printer to see it turn out unadulterated keek instead of the fantastic thingmy that you wanted to show off to your mates.
currently 3d printers are at about the level of a dot matrix printer ( remember them?) however the technology is getting better at a faster rate .
A good book to read is MAKERS , I will see if i can dig out the fulll details later .
Also did i read some where the the RN has 3D cnc cutters on its boats and all the software plans to make spares rather than carry them or was that a projection for the future ?
I bought that on HP as I said, came with an on site warranty.
In the last month of payment (and hence the last month of the warranty) it decided not to switch on.
Guy came out, looked at it, scratched his head, got on the phone & finally informed me they didn't make the many more.
I shrugged, pointed at the warranty document and the clause about "repair or replace". They huffed and puffed a bit but eventually gave me something like a P90 as well.