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Jellybox improvement based on 16. Partial, overdone or excessive action
open-source 3-D printing community's ability to innovate. Previous work on an algorithm protected 3-D printing materials. This page is part of a Open Source 3-D Printing class project to investigate 3-D printing concepts using TRIZ and is presented here as a defensive publication of prior art to help identify obvious 'inventions' for 3-D printing.
Examiners: The ideas on this page dated April 2017 were developed by university students with less than a semester of formal 3-D printing experience (or by an instructor in class) and thus should be considered unpatentable because of obviousness to any person skilled in the art of additive manufacturing.
Appropedians: This page is open edit. Please fee free to add ideas and sign them below with ~~~~ or to use any of the ideas to built better open-source 3-D printers.
07:44, 24 April 2017 (PDT)
- upgrade belt system
- upgrade to more accurate stepper motors
- use intelligent systems to monitor print parameters
- Print underwater
- create a system to automatically add more filament
- use sensor to detect under or over extrusion
- connect to internet to monitor prints
- use system to stop prints if they fail
- use dissolving printer
- use dissolving computer
- more intelligent slicing software
- connect slicing software to printer so it can improve g code based of print results
- print bat to emergency stop printer if needed
- print emergency protocol system
- use padders to pat the sides to make them smooth
- use cap mechanism to prevent excess extrusion
- self improving gcode to limit printer movement
- Self leveling system for ease of setup
- Smaller filament distance from printer head source