Support fail?

A few nice 3D Printer images I found:

Support fail?
3D Printer
Image by ehud42
I needed a support out at the corner of a print. I did not see this happen, so I’m speculating.

It looks like the support was never used, and that somehow my printer managed to turn a 90 degree corner in the middle of a "bridge".

Highly unlikely.

Someone else noted that what most likely happened (and reviewing the gcode would support this) is that the first layer above the support barely touched the tower (but did – just enough to enable the corner). Then as the layers were added and cooled, the material shrunk (as it’s prone to do) pulling away from the support tower.

My 3D Printed Yoda Bust
3D Printer
Image by Kiet Callies
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