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Obvious 3D printer technology based on 5. Combination

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MOST Delta filament as guide.JPG This page was part of an MTU course MSE4777 OA and MSE4777 OB/MSE5777/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.


  1. Recycle printer emissions into a usable product Wcvenis (talk) 07:29, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  2. Have printer combine two filament materials to make a better material Wcvenis (talk) 07:41, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  3. Use the best technology from different printer types to make a better overall printer Wcvenis (talk) 07:41, 1 December 2015 (PST)
    1. e.g. Delta printer and Cartesian printer
  4. Metal and plastic dual extruders Afcowsky (talk) 07:31, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  5. filament stand and extruder drive Afcowsky (talk) 07:31, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  6. PLA and ABS Afcowsky (talk) 07:31, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  7. Dual filament extruder Afcowsky (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  8. 3 headed extruder for 3 color filaments Afcowsky (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  9. Vacuum chamber and printer Afcowsky (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  10. Multiple belt drive Afcowsky (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  11. solid and liquid printer Afcowsky (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  12. All in one printer (insert flash drive and have basic slicing options on printer) Afcowsky (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  13. Recyclebot connected to recycle waste material such as supports Afcowsky (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  14. laser smoother from chamber walls Afcowsky (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  15. level sensor in drive motors Afcowsky (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  16. level sensor in print bed Afcowsky (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  17. level sensor in extruder Afcowsky (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  18. liquid cooled printing Afcowsky (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  19. Battery powered rechargeable printer (movable) Afcowsky (talk) 07:10, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  20. Sealed print area for controlled conditions Afcowsky (talk) 07:10, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  21. Make printer able to make filament while printing.Wcvenis (talk) 07:09, 3 December 2015 (PST)
    1. e.g. grinding plastic bottles into pellets and feeding pellets into extruder while printing.
  22. Printer with wheels for easier transportation Afcowsky (talk) 07:12, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  23. waterproof printer Afcowsky (talk) 07:14, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  24. Print in a pool of adjustable heated liquid Afcowsky (talk) 07:14, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  25. Make a printer that scans and prints at the same time. Wcvenis (talk) 07:14, 3 December 2015 (PST)