We’ve seen stories of robots going crazy and expressing their independence in science fiction flicks. However, are you aware of 3D printers that go rogue? Owners of Bambu’s X1C or P1P models were startled to discover that their printers had begun producing on their own, according to The Verge.
3D printers become errant
You wonder what these printers were producing. Basically chaotic things, as you can see on the BambuLab subreddit.
The printers were producing duplicate copies of already-completed prints, which resulted in even more erratic pictures, in addition to printing total pandemonium. In fact, things were so bizarre that printers themselves began to sustain damage, including pricey components like the nozzle and the printing surface.
Ok so this is a bit concerning, I have zero clue how their system is setup (yay proprietary closed source) but it looks like a disruption in Bambulab`s cloud service cause a whole bunch of peoples printers to just.....start printing last night. pic.twitter.com/Sqbk9zmc60— NERO 3D (@3dpNero) August 15, 2023
The identical issue was explained by a user of X (formerly Twitter), who suggested that it may be caused by a problem with BambuLab’s cloud service. In a later blog post, Bambu said that it “experienced an unexpected cloud outage” that resulted in “job jamming.” The printers at Bambu were unable to handle printing requests when its cloud service went down. Due to this, queries were made repeatedly, even after service had been restored.
Simply put, the print job that was previously delivered to the printer was held up in the cloud and had a delayed start, according to Bambu. Although the business told The Verge that it assumed “full responsibility” for the issue, it hasn’t yet provided free repairs or replacements.
Given that print queues weren’t emptied when cloud services began, this is quite concerning. Additionally, 3D printers are sometimes seen as fire hazards, therefore this demonstrated serious carelessness.
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