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.
Recycle printer emissions into a usable product Wcvenis (talk) 07:29, 1 December 2015 (PST)
Have printer combine two filament materials to make a better material Wcvenis (talk) 07:41, 1 December 2015 (PST)
Use the best technology from different printer types to make a better overall printer Wcvenis (talk) 07:41, 1 December 2015 (PST)
e.g. Delta printer and Cartesian printer
Metal and plastic dual extruders Afcowsky (talk) 07:31, 1 December 2015 (PST)
filament stand and extruder drive Afcowsky (talk) 07:31, 1 December 2015 (PST)