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Obvious 3D printer technology based on 1. Segmentation

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MOST Delta filament as guide.JPG This page was part of an MTU course MY4777/MY5777/EE4777/EE5777: Open-source 3-D printing

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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 MTU 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 Dec 3, 2015 and Nov 29, 2016 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.


Bllafata (talk) 07:17, 1 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:18, 1 December 2015 (PST)

  1. Ants with print heads on them Bllafata (talk) 07:33, 1 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  2. Print with colonies of ants Bllafata (talk) 07:33, 1 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  3. Independent print heads for different materials Bllafata (talk) 07:33, 1 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  4. Breakup the parts of the printer so that it is locally sourced "junk" Bllafata (talk) 07:33, 1 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  5. Tablet interface, click on picture form online repository and it auto downloads, slices, and sends the gcode to the printer. Bllafata (talk) 07:33, 1 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  6. Nanobots that mate with nanobots of the connecting part WayneHelminen (talk) 07:44, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  7. Nanobots that maintain the integrity of the machine WayneHelminen (talk) 07:44, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  8. Part picker and 3D printer in one that places electrical components in desired locations as the print is made. Bllafata (talk) 07:33, 1 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  9. Gather "lost" energy on indiviudal parts, i.e. heat exchanger on hotend to heat water to steam and power a small turbine to recoup some of that loss. Also attach with motors since those can get hot as well. Bllafata (talk) 07:49, 1 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 06:52, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  10. Printers hooked up in parallel to print large parts together. Bllafata (talk) 07:44, 1 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:23, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  11. Reduce waste by reducing the number of failed prints due to poor bed adhesion by having a quick adhesion test before long prints Bllafata (talk) 06:59, 3 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:01, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  12. Reduce parts by reducing a 3D printer to a pen-like device where you manually control the extrusion of the material. Bllafata (talk) 07:02, 3 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:23, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  13. MULTIPLE Spaceships with lava guns, with the materials need to create planetary bodies. WayneHelminen (talk) 07:21, 3 December 2015 (PST) Bllafata (talk) 07:25, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  14. Camera and slicer overlay to check to see if the print is going as planned WayneHelminen (talk) 07:18, 3 December 2015 (PST) Bllafata (talk) 07:25, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  15. 3D scanner, part picker and printer all in one (scanner on the arms of the printer/three different head atachments) so that you can place an item in the printer and have it scan, move and print a replica WayneHelminen (talk) 07:15, 3 December 2015 (PST) Bllafata (talk) 07:25, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  16. Large scale printer with part picker/crane to create buildings WayneHelminen (talk) 07:12, 3 December 2015 (PST) Bllafata (talk) 07:25, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  17. Array of printer heads that simultaneously print array of parts WayneHelminen (talk) 07:12, 3 December 2015 (PST) Bllafata (talk) 07:25, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  18. Not segmentation, but printing in a vacuum so that you can print in ‘space’ and not have to print on a bed WayneHelminen (talk) 07:12, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  19. make certain joints on the 3DP detachable/movable to “build” a larger printer from smaller printers. WayneHelminen (talk) 07:04, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  20. Segment the printer head to have different channels to print two materials simultaneously (maybe even at different temperatures.) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:04, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  21. Attach printer heads to robotics arms to reduce print time and reduce overhang. WayneHelminen (talk) 07:04, 3 December 2015 (PST) Bllafata (talk) 07:06, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  22. Reduce cost of materials by having a reclaimer break down objects to base components to be used in printing. Bllafata (talk) 07:06, 3 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:23, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  23. Easier to maintain by sensors knowing the next likely part to fail, and printing the replacement part for it. Bllafata (talk) 07:09, 3 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:23, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  24. Make the frame of the 3D printer out of spent fuel rods so that the printing environment is warm to prevent warping. (also provides a heated bed) Bllafata (talk) 07:17, 3 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:23, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  25. Enable auto calibration by segmenting the process so that calibration occurs before each print based on laser readings. Which also reduces waste from failed prints due to poor calibration. Bllafata (talk) 07:25, 3 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:25, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  26. 3D print secure dovetail joints for connecting 3D printer structural parts Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:02, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  27. Print a template for cutting out the wood portions of the printer accurately for making multiple printers/ manufacturingQ. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:02, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  28. print/ create a case to hold all disassembled parts of collapsible 3D printer securely and compactly Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:02, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  29. Create a belt-driven bed (treadmill) for infinite printing bed space Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:02, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  30. Create flat material feed (boards/flat stock) to be printed on (semi-infinite print bed) Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  31. Replace all screws with 3D filament welding securing style Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  32. Removable pre-3D printed beds that are clamped down ("waffers") Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  33. 3D printed container to hold electronics board kits together and protect from dust/debris Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  34. 3D printed screws from a harder plastic to be used in fastening softer plastics Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  35. Modular 3D printer head assemblies for 1/2/3/4+ extruder nozzles Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  36. Print segmented control arm rods to fine tune and adjust printing speed/resolution Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  37. Use strong electromagnets to hold disassembled printer parts together Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  38. Use nano machines to assemble/disassemble the printer Jrjarvis (talk) 07:26, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  39. Modular print heads to easily switch between printing with one or more filaments Jrjarvis (talk) 07:26, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  40. Use magnetic joints/ snap joints/ press fit joints to allow for easy assembly/disassembly. Jrjarvis (talk) 07:26, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  41. Have multiple spools with extruders and an arm that can switch between the spools at the hot end Jrjarvis (talk) 07:26, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  42. Use a cell phone/ multiple cell phones/ cloud computers as the main computing device Jrjarvis (talk) 07:26, 4 December 2018 (PST)