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Jellybox improvement based on 37. Thermal expansion
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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Thermal Expansion- currently, materials expanding/contracting while & after printing can be a serious problem for precision prints. If thermal expansions weren't so much of an issue, precision prints would be better and easier.
Examples of solutions include
- Improving materials so they do not expand/contract as much while printing
- Improving software so it better accounts for expansion/contraction while designing prints, so WYSIWYG can apply to 3D printers
- Improving hardware so it will automatically account for expansion. Probably not as good as improving software.