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Jellybox improvement based on 18. Mechanical vibration
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.
- Place the printer on cork instead of a hard table
- Print at a higher temperature
- Increase the weight of the printer with 50lb dumbbells on the top
- Hang it from the ceiling using rope
- Print in a anti-gravity space
- Change the shape of the printer to a sphere that moves to accommodate the vibrations
- Glue shock-absorbing materials to the motors
- Print in a vacuum so that there is no resistance
- Print underwater
- Print on/with rubber
- Minimize resistance from the motors
- Print in humid climates
- Print in warm climates
- Print slowly
- Print at high altitudes
- Make the printer out of jello
- Glue the bolts into the printer
- Work with the esteps to make the printer extrude less so it doesn’t rub against itself
- Print with a smoother filament
- Use cement as opposed to acrylic as an outer shell
- Screw the printer into the table
- Add strings over it to hold down the top of the printer
- Tighten the belts
- Glue the printer to the workspace
- Surround the printer with pillows
1. Problem: Noise, mechanical vibrations.
2. Potential solutions include adding shock/vibration absorbing feet to the printer and adding sound insulating material around encasing the printer.
3. This could increase the cost and complexity of the printer, but there are materials that are low cost that could be substituted. We could also use a different material to build the printer frame.