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Obvious 3D printer technology based on 40. Composite materials
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.
- Improves printer part strength
- Replace aluminum rods with carbon fiber rods
- Lighter and more durable printer so it can be more transportable
- Two nozzles for different materials (wood&glue)
- Improves print quality with lighter parts
- Less breakdowns with stronger parts
- Carbon fiber base plate eliminates breaking when removing prints
- polished aluminum carriage guides
- stainless steel journal bearings
- printable heat resistant base plate
- replace wood pieces with fiberglass
- carbon fiber hardware
- lexan print bed
- ptfe print bed
- peek print bed
- zytel print bed
- jesmonite framework
- braided fiberglass tapes to replace the belts
- carbon fiber framework
- aluminum hardware
- carbon fiber spool mount
- heat resistant extruder end
- copper alloy nozzle
- two extruder ends to print epoxy for assemblies
- marble base plate