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Obvious 3D printer technology based on 22. Convert harm into benefit

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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.


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Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)

  1. Grinder to reuse recycled filament Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  2. Everyone has a recycle bot and can re purpose waste filament. Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  3. Protective guard around hot end to prevent burning Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  4. enclose printer and add vent to the outdoors to prevent inhalation of gases Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  5. add automatically shutdown after the printer has not been printing for certain amount of time to reduce electricity use Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  6. minimize plastic used for printer parts Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  7. use recycled wood Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  8. use the "wood" that is made from recycled plastics Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  9. only utilize recycled filament Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  10. utilize waste heat to heat a home Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  11. waste heat to generate electricity Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  12. use refurbished electronic components Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  13. recycle the spool holder the filament comes on Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  14. use materials that are "native" to the region the printer is being built in Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  15. use "environmentally friendly" shipping methods when delivering 3D printed products Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  16. . have "community" 3D printers to reduce the number of printers Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  17. create a automatic part remover to reduce the chance of the mirror breaking and cutting the user Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  18. utilize a environmentally friendly adhesion method on mirror (ie. not hairspray) Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  19. recycle, reuse, resale all components when updating printer Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  20. only run printer when you are home to reduce the printer from being on when not running Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  21. print "screws" for assembly to reduce importing screws and bolts Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  22. . convert the printer into a coffee table when not using to reduce purchasing other furniture Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  23. use waste plastics from daily waste to create filament Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  24. . make the printer solar, wind, hydro powered to use a renewable source of energy Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  25. incase the printer in a weather proof box to increase the life of the printer Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  26. start a company where you can send in your broken part, receive one back, and the company fixes the broken one and this cycle continues Cmgietek (talk) 07:07, 4 December 2018 (PST)

  1. Extra heat from printer cooling to generate energy for more prints Sswade (talk) 07:18, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  2. Use bad prints for next prints (reuse filament) Sswade (talk) 07:18, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  3. Use noise from printer to monitor from afar, create an alert system to monitor printer remotely Sswade (talk) 07:18, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  4. Shift the print bed to correct for print head skewing Sswade (talk) 07:18, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  5. Use leftover radioactive materials to print new sources for different use (rad testing of PCB?) Sswade (talk) 07:24, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  6. Use broken parts from other electronics to build printer Sswade (talk) 07:24, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  7. Use broken parts from other printers to build new printers Sswade (talk) 07:24, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  8. Use recycled plastic to print with Sswade (talk) 07:24, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  9. Use 3d printers to recycle glass (print with broken glass) Sswade (talk) 07:24, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  10. Print with slag? Sswade (talk) 07:24, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  11. Print with recycled cardboard? Sswade (talk) 07:24, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  12. Active noise cancellation for printer noises Sswade (talk) 07:24, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  13. Printer auto calibrates itself based on failed prints Sswade (talk) 07:24, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  14. Use waste plastic to generate power to run printer Sswade (talk) 07:24, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  15. Earthquakes to generate power for printer Sswade (talk) 07:26, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  16. Hurricanes to generate power for storm Sswade (talk) 07:26, 4 December 2018 (PST)


Thomas Korejsza (talk) 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)

  1. 1) remember problem spots and self calibrate to these areas Thomas Korejsza (talk) 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  2. 2) recycle waste materials Thomas Korejsza (talk) 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  3. 3)
  4. 9) Auto Nozzle cleaner.Thomas Korejsza (talk) 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  5. 13) More efficient Gcode. Thomas Korejsza (talk) 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  6. 17) Adjusting 3D printing legs and build platform. Thomas Korejsza (talk) 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  7. 23) Insulative hot end cap with adjustable nozzle size. Thomas Korejsza (talk) 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  8. 25) Use scrap wood. Thomas Korejsza (talk) 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)


1.30) Use the fall plastic as sopport. Shan Zhong (talk) 11:00, 1 December 2016(PST)