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Obvious 3D printer technology based on 2. Extraction

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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) 07:19, 1 December 2015 (PST)

  1. Smart slicing based on the printer, uploading the model to the printer should slice and create the gcode locally. Bllafata (talk) 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:44, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  2. Remove print head and use concentrated sunlight on a powder/gel to build the print WayneHelminen (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST) Bllafata (talk) 07:32, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  3. Remove the motors, replace the mechanical pulley system with electromagnets to move the belt up and down. Bllafata (talk) 07:51, 1 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  4. To make it safer, remove the hotend and print with foam (or other low temp materials)Bllafata (talk) 07:32, 3 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:44, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  5. Subtractive 3D printing with syringe from gel WayneHelminen (talk) 07:34, 3 December 2015 (PST) Bllafata (talk) 07:37, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  6. Reduce the cost of the printer by removing most of the electronics and having the computer have more direct control of the printer Bllafata (talk) 07:37, 3 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:44, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  7. Reduce waste by having none. Recycle failed prints right back into the printer with a built in recyclerBllafata (talk) 07:43, 3 December 2015 (PST) WayneHelminen (talk) 07:44, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  8. Remove atmosphere to reduce friction so that you can print fasterBllafata (talk) 07:47, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  9. Remove atmosphere to improve print quality because less containments in the airBllafata (talk) 07:47, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  10. Remove hotend print with lasers Bllafata (talk) 07:47, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  11. Remove extruder drive, use gravity system instead Bllafata (talk) 07:47, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  12. Remove the complicated bits (assembling the printer and making models) of 3D printing to make it more widely adopted and thus everywhere Bllafata (talk) 07:49, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  13. Remove printer bed as the constraint for volume, print anywhere with a mobile 3D printer frame Bllafata (talk) 07:50, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  14. Remove the print bed, allow the printer to print on any surface Jrjarvis (talk) 06:50, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  15. Reduce the number of parts/motors by using lasers to heat up/deposit printing material Jrjarvis (talk) 07:08, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  16. Move excess heat from the stepper motors to create a heated bed Jrjarvis (talk) 07:08, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  17. Take out the connected PC interface by sending designs to the printer wirelessly, and monitoring it on a screen Jrjarvis (talk) 07:08, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  18. Create joints and other printed components with high tolerances and structural rigidity to eliminate the use of the extra wood components Jrjarvis (talk) 07:08, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  19. Reduce heat/noise from motors by eliminating them and using a stepped magnetic track to control axis movement Jrjarvis (talk) 07:08, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  20. Implement snap joints and press fits to eliminate the use of fasteners Jrjarvis (talk) 07:08, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  21. Implement magnetic joints to eliminate fasteners Jrjarvis (talk) 07:08, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  22. Have the printer create the g-code of the model dynamically (layer by layer) to allow for quick adjustments on the fly and removing the use of a third party slicer Jrjarvis (talk) 07:08, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  23. Have the printer use low temp materials to eliminate the use of the hot-end Jrjarvis (talk) 07:08, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  24. Use stainless steel guide rods to prevent rusting instead of using grease Jrjarvis (talk) 07:08, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  25. Use sonic levitation too allow the printer to print on a thin strip of air, removing use of print bed. Jrjarvis (talk) 07:08, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  26. Use of higher resolution stepper motors to print at a higher resolution and with less noise Jrjarvis (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  27. Use excess noise and vibration to run a small generator to make extra power to run the printer Jrjarvis (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  28. Use E-mag waves in the air from power lines, cell phone towers, radio towers to power the printer, eliminating the wall plug. Jrjarvis (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  29. Place high efficiency solar cells to the printer to eliminate the power supply Jrjarvis (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  30. Use human energy to run Jrjarvis (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  31. Remove part cooling fan, use excess heat from hotend to heat a thermal powered fan to cool part Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  32. Use horizontal lazer/UV field to instantaneously cure liquid resin from FDM nozzle Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  33. Remove extruder motor, Use gravity driven filament driver gear and electrically controlled brake to feed filament Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  34. Remove auto bed leveling, use floatation to level printer and print bed, then fix mechanically in place Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)