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Obvious 3D printer technology based on 20. Continuity of useful action

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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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  1. design prints to reduce travel time Erik Bain (talk) 07:49, 1 December 2015 (PST) Cleyton (talk) 07:54, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  2. keep motors running at full speed Erik Bain (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST) Cleyton (talk) 07:54, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  3. use multiple hot ends to keep printing continuous Erik Bain (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2015 (PST) Cleyton (talk) 07:54, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  4. quick automated calibration check at start of printing to ensure quality prints Erik Bain (talk) 06:59, 3 December 2015 (PST) Cleyton (talk) 07:06, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  5. force sensors in hot end for auto-leveling and calibration Erik Bain (talk) 06:59, 3 December 2015 (PST) Cleyton (talk) 07:06, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  6. bulk group of printers printing simultaneously Erik Bain (talk) 06:59, 3 December 2015 (PST) Cleyton (talk) 07:06, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  7. using electronics through connecting rods so printer knows when printer head is disconnected and can stop printing Erik Bain (talk) 07:05, 3 December 2015 (PST) Cleyton (talk) 07:06, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  8. continuous printing prevents jamming of hot end Cleyton (talk) 07:10, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  9. stores extra energy to conserve power Cleyton (talk) 07:12, 3 December 2015 (PST)
    1. flywheel
  10. insulated hot end-less energy, faster printing Erik Bain (talk) 07:16, 3 December 2015 (PST) Cleyton (talk) 07:17, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  11. automatic adhesion (gluing or otherwise) Erik Bain (talk) 07:19, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  12. automatic starting of next part in QueueErik Bain (talk) 07:19, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  13. SMS text when part is done Erik Bain (talk) 07:19, 3 December 2015 (PST)
  14. remote monitoring via phone app Erik Bain (talk) 07:19, 3 December 2015 (PST)