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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.
- A carousel of print beds for copying prints
- Include the original designs for reprinting on an SD card
- Have the acrylic pieces be 3D printed
- A mechanical device that removes completed prints off the bed automatically
- Be able to print a mould for creating an extruder head
- Include a “Print Last” button
- Have a quantity button option: Print 1,2,3,4,5 of the file.
- Make a video of 3D printing materials
- Instead of zip-tying pieces, they can snap together with 3d printed parts
- Give individuals a 3D printing online course
- Use basic string to attach the printer as opposed to zipties
- Use high tech scanner (built into printer) that copied 3d objects and creates stl files for them to be copied with the printer
- Offer the specs for the size of the box that holds the printer so someone can make their own case for it
- Have a “duplicate printer” option to reprint an entire printer except for the metal pieces and wires
- Have a connector cord that connects two printers. When printing something on one, it makes it print on the other simultaneously
- Create a bigger printer that has a bigger print bed so that more can be printed at one time
- Be able to print a mould for most printable objects, which makes it faster to replicate
- Have a built in filament recycler that allows you to melt down used filament