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Hotend.JPG This page is part of a Principia course ENGR242: 3-D Printing Technology

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Notice: Broad and/or obvious patent claims for 3-D printing technology may hamper the 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.
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Robby Butler Alex Weitman

Rdbutler3 (talk) 06:32, 24 April 2017 (PDT)rdbutler3Rdbutler3 (talk) 06:32, 24 April 2017 (PDT)

Alex.weitman (talk)

    1. improve resolution (atomic) - (1) higher temperatures, (2) lower temperatures
    2. reduce parts of the printer - (1) freeze the extruder; (2) heat all the filament at once and pour it into the extruder
    3. make it easier to use (McDonald's screen) - (1) touch screen Arduino, (2) design the print using a touch screen and a pen
    4. make it easier to maintain (none, unbreakable, self healing) - (1) filament would be less brittle because it would stay melted in a block, so it would be harder to break.
    5. reduce waste (zero) - (1) make the printer out of reclaimed wood, (2) make the printer out of recycled electronics.
    6. use less energy (zero or ambient) (1) solar power, (2) hydro power
    7. quieter printing (soundless) - (1) include sound proof headphones with the printer so the person printing does not have to hear anything, (2) make a door to the front of the printer that has soundproof technology so closing the door would create a sound proof seal, and a camera can be filming it from inside to see the print.
    8. ubiquitous printing (everywhere) (1) create a teleportation device that sends prints to anywhere
    9. print smaller (nanoscale) (1) shrink the printer using a shrink ray that will exist soon
    10. print bigger (apartment complex, Great Wall of China, planet?) - (1) the pouring of the filament makes the melted filament form to the size of the big extruder, so it could be as big as we want.
    11. enable real-time feedback - (1) install a camera on the printer that can connect to the internet and creates a livestream so people can give feedback as it prints
    12. make it safer (infant approved) - (1) put a child lock on the printer, (2) create a infant-based learning system for babies to learn about 3D printing so they won't hurt themselves.
    13. make is smell good (designer imposters?) - (1) add an air freshener to the printer that makes the spinning of motors smell good; (2) add fragrance to filament so when it melts, it smells good.
    14. make it from current waste products (CO2, flyash, spent fuel rods?) (1) burning trash to produce fuel that powers a battery
    15. enable ongoing printing without people - (1) use a figure of a boxer with a huge punching glove to punch print off once print finishes, (2) ejecting print bed that propels the print off of the bed, (3) use a "claw game" type claw to pick up the print when the print finishes, (4) two boots that kick the print until it flies off.