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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.
- improve resolution (atomic)
- improve print speed (instantaneous)
- enhance material availability (all)
- reduce parts of the printer (1?)
- reduce costs of printer (free)
- reduce costs of materials (free)
- make it easier to use (McDonald's screen)
- make it easier to assemble (self)
- make it easier to maintain (none, unbreakable, self healing)
- make fully assembled products (anything - computer, car, smartphone, dinner)
- use functional printing materials (e.g. electronics)
- reduce waste (zero)
- use less energy (zero or ambient)
- quieter printing (soundless)
- ubiquitous printing (everywhere)
- print smaller (nanoscale)
- print bigger (apartment complex, Great Wall of China, planet?)
- enable auto calibration
- enable auto leveling
- enable auto monitoring
- enable quality control
- enable real-time feedback
- make it safer (infant approved)
- make is smell good (designer imposters?)
- make it from current waste products (CO2, flyash, spent fuel rods?)