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Obvious 3D printer technology based on 24. Mediator

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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.


atketter (talk) 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)

  1. Change nozzle size during print to print high resolution on more delicate parts 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  2. Changing print speed during different layers 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  3. Communicating wirelessly with the printer 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  4. Changing filament without the need to do it by hand 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  5. Changing filament mid print 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  6. Voice commands to stop print instantly 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  7. Voice commands to tell the printer what print to start 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  8. Voice commands to change layer height 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  9. Alarm to tell when the print goes wrong 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  10. Alarm to tell when printer is not level 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  11. Auto leveling when printer senses the build plate is off 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  12. Beep for every 50 degrees when heating 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  13. Tell when an hour is left in the print 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  14. Voice activated heat up 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  15. Voice activated pause 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  16. Voice activated homing 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  17. One touch keys to print and pause141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  18. Smart phone controls 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  19. Camera to see print in live time 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  20. Wifi connection to control printer from around the world 141.219.218.12 07:48, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  21. Tablet mounting for quick action with beaglebone 141.219.218.12 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  22. Cad interface to change print as it happens 141.219.218.12 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  23. External cooling commands for faster nozzle and print cooling 141.219.218.12 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  24. Control between computer and printer from far distances 141.219.218.12 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)
  25. Voice nozzle changing 141.219.218.12 07:53, 1 December 2015 (PST)


  1. Take out supports once finished Dsully567 (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  2. Change resolution during print Dsully567 (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  3. removable heated bed Dsully567 (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  4. Standalone print display/controls Dsully567 (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  5. Two independent extruder heads printing the same object Dsully567 (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  6. Low gravity chamber to reduce overhang Dsully567 (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  7. Audio feedback during print Dsully567 (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  8. Analysis of layers during print Dsully567 (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  9. Auto splice based on environment Dsully567 (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  1. Use multiple nozzle dimensions to draw down filament in stepsABStilwell (talk) 06:54, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  2. Use secondary interface on printer instead of laptop based interfaceABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  3. Use seperate machine for lubricating parts during printingABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  4. Use multiple print heads to print seperate materials to create things such as circuit boardsABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  5. Have concurrent recyclebot to take up and reuse all small scraps of printing in real timeABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  6. Attach solar panels and seperate battery so that the printer can harvest its own energyABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  7. Use an active sound damper next to the printer to cancel the noise it outputsABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  8. Attach an active CMM head to allow printer to correct itself during the printABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  9. 3D Scan the print in real time and compare to ideal print to correct for imperfectionsABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  10. Have an external enclosure to aid with climate conditions and to improve safety and access restrictionABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  11. Have multiple nozzles fed with identical material to handle varying degrees of detail to increase resolutionABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  12. Attach a pick and place robot within a circle of printers using various materials to create a fully functional part automaticallyABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  13. Create a recycle bot that can grind up readily available material and use it as a filler to add to quality plastic to create much more lower quality materialABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  14. Allow printer to detect its own imperfections so if a print is out of tolerance it can self-abort thus reducing overall wasteABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  15. Use an air cleaner/purification device to reduce unwanted smellABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  16. Have multi piece bed plate to eject part once printing is completed. i.e. ejection pinsABStilwell (talk) 07:13, 4 December 2018 (PST)

  1. Change printer speeds via smart phone, tablet, or other device over Wi-Fi Dwsweene (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  2. Change printer speeds with voice commands Dwsweene (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  3. Change filaments via smartphone, tablet, or other device over Wi-Fi Dwsweene (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  4. Change filaments with voice commands Dwsweene (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  5. Ability to change speed mid print to achieve high quality at specific points Dwsweene (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  6. Notifications sent to phone when print goes wrong Dwsweene (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  7. Print updates directly to any device via Wi-Fi Dwsweene (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  8. Notification sent to phone when print finishes Dwsweene (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  9. Alarm going off when print finishes Dwsweene (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  10. Alarm going off if print fails Dwsweene (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)
  11. Self cleaning bed Dwsweene (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2018 (PST)