As you have seen in the book to this point, 3D printing is still a bit of an art. To go back to our cooking metaphor from Chapters 5 and 6, you might have a recipe that sounds great and still wind up with a cake that comes out of the pan in ten pieces. The preceding chapters have laid out what can go wrong for many common issues. This chapter covers some more systemic problems that might result from an unfortunate confluence of several smaller problems, as well as problems due to the environment around the printer.
The beginning of Chapter 9 noted that 3D printing requires a little bit of programming knowledge and a ...