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Obvious 3D printer technology based on 15. Dynamicity

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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.


Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)

  1. Use stronger belts to reduce backlash from elasticity in belt Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  2. Use Lead screws and anti backlash nuts to reduce backlash in axes Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  3. Self leveling probe to know where bed is relative to extruder Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  4. Removable bed that can be automatically replaced to allow autonomous printing Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  5. Use Resin based hologram for instant 3d printing Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  6. Power detection and battery backup for continuing print after power loss Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  7. Use laser to melt filament faster for fdm printing Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  8. Use linear advance firmware to print more accurately through corners and when changing directions Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  9. Use higher temperature hotend parts to allow for printing in engineering grade polymers Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  10. Use an extrusion screw system to allow printing from granules and waste Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  11. Use a dual extrusion screw extruder to mix in compounds and create composite parts Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  12. Build printer using high strength, rigid parts to reduce frame ringing and flexing Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  13. Move the bed relative to the extruder when printing with heavy extruders Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  14. Make a 5 axis 3D printer to allow for printing upside down and on sides of part, removes need for support Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  15. Use liquid nitrogen to shock parts off print bed when done Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  16. Use plow to remove parts from bed Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  17. Connect printer to wifi and allow starting and removing of prints automatically Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  18. Filament changer with unlimited colors and materials Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  19. Tool Changer for different extruders Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  20. Mill Attachment for milling to exact size after printing Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  21. Tool Head for automatically adding vitamins to parts Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  22. Circuit printer for automating parts right off print bed Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  23. Paste extruder for printing viscous materials Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  24. Automatic Print head cleaner Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  25. Build a chamber around build plate to keep heat and particles in Alwoern (talk) 07:09, 4 December 2018 (PST)


Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:39, 4 December 2018 (PST)

  1. Use "teeths" in between layers to increase adhesion Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  2. Use the hotend carriage as a milling machine to combine additive and subtractive manufacturing at the same time Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  3. Use laser to harden/sharpen metal parts Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  4. Use polishing tool to apply mechanical ironing to layers Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  5. Design a printing conveyor (conveyor belt instead of printing beds) Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  6. Use dynamically updated gcode, so the designer could work on the part, which is already printing Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  7. Use movable bed Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  8. Use pre-printed part in order to assemble right on the solidifying layer Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  9. Use pre-melted filament for high speed printing Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  10. Use nozzle diafragm to adjust nozzle size on-the-fly Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  11. Create parabolyc coordinates Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  12. Add extra dimension (extra coordinate axis) Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  13. Add actuated joints to metal rods for delta printers Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  14. Add motors to change xyz axes directions on-the-fly Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  15. Add vibration (motor with excentric load) to improve quality Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  16. Use printing foam which preserve its form and solidifying over time Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  17. Use laser cutter as a nozzle addition Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  18. Use magnetic field to allow "antigravity" prints Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  19. Print in vacuum Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  20. Print under pressure Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  21. Use thermal chamber to apply temperature for gradual print evolution Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  22. Inject flamable threads to layer in order to remove part of layer later Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  23. Add steel/metal mesh threads in between layer Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  24. Inject metal components during printing with low temperature (it could increase strength in regular temperature range) Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  25. Use water/CO2 ice as a support Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:49, 4 December 2018 (PST)


Mmandres (talk) 07:19, 1 December 2015 (PST)

  1. Self leveling bed for better print quality Mmandres (talk) 07:38, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  2. less power by adjustable power consumption(turning off unnecessary components)Mmandres (talk) 07:38, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  3. adjustable shell to allow for more shapes to printedMmandres (talk) 07:38, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  4. allow the hot end to swivel for better resolutionMmandres (talk) 07:38, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  5. adding a Hygrometers to adjust level based on humidityMmandres (talk)
  6. change filament type to a liquid so more movement in feeder lineMmandres (talk) 07:38, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  7. add sensors to find zmaxMmandres (talk) 07:38, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  8. add sensors to be able to level bed and find radiusMmandres (talk) 07:38, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  9. make bed rotatable to allow for changing working direction of printMmandres (talk) 07:38, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  10. make hot end area flexible so can get around parts to print at different anglesMmandres (talk)
  11. use adjustable length connecting rods for faster printingMmandres (talk) 07:49, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  12. make printer modular so can expand to print bigger itemsMmandres (talk) 07:49, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  13. add many hot ends that can be switched in and out to allow for different sizesMmandres (talk) 07:49, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  14. add imaging technology to automatically adjust feed rate based on printMmandres (talk) 07:49, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  15. add imaging technology to automatically adjust temperature based on printMmandres (talk) 07:49, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  16. add imaging technology to automatically stop on part screw upMmandres (talk) 07:49, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  17. add more input types so more than a computer can control printerMmandres (talk) 07:51, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  18. multiple print heads Mmandres (talk) 06:43, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  19. make the printer foldable for easy portabilityMmandres (talk) 06:43, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  20. add a combiner so many filament rolls can be ready to go but printer only uses one Mmandres (talk) 06:43, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  21. make apexes flexible so can bent out of way to make getting print off easier Mmandres (talk) 06:43, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  22. make the cables retractable for easy cord management Mmandres (talk) 06:50, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  23. make the printer be able to print with any substance Mmandres (talk) 06:50, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  24. print with multiple types of filaments at once Mmandres (talk) 06:50, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  25. make a movable bed so can do more than one print on a bed without removing old print Mmandres (talk) 06:50, 3 December 2015 (PST)