Obvious 3D printer technology based on 27. Inexpensive short life

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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.

Replace an inexpensive object with a multiple of inexpensive objects, comprising certain qualities (such as service life, for instance).

Use disposable paper objects to avoid the cost of cleaning and storing durable objects. Plastic cups in motels, disposable diapers, many kinds of medical supplies. - See more at: http://www.triz40.com/aff_Principles_TRIZ.php#sthash.anbUe3i5.dpuf

Due to the nature of this principle there are not many ideas listed.

Robertarden (talk) 18:50, 2 December 2015 (PST)

  1. Individual stepper motor drivers instead of one large board

1. Recycling to reduce wasteHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 2. Interchangeable printing bedsHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 3. Low cost extruder replacementsHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 4. Low cost extruder swap outs of differing kindsHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 5. Multiple fan attachmentsHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 6. Insertable railsHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 7. Delta to Cartesian capabilityHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 8. Interchangeable bearingsHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 9. Fully printable printerHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 10. High strength toolsHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 11. High strength accessories/nails/screwsHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 12. Inexpensive high quality/resolution partsHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 13. Print time reducedHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST) 14. Instantaneous printingHannah Stoll (talk) 07:36, 4 December 2018 (PST)

1. Moving Belt tray for continuous open print bedDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 2. Dual heads to print one material as cup other as dissoluble spacer between stacked cupsDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 3. Recycling filament to reuseDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 4. Increase print speed dramaticallyDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 5. Add a treatment system to smooth edgesDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 6. New material to eliminate supportsDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 7. Variable nozzle size aka could print out of .4 mm for part of print and change to 10mm or something when not on wallsDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 8. Finished print removerDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 9. Self cleaning print bed for glue and then reapplyDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 10. Heated bedDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 11. Multiple print heads that can print at same time to make more at onceDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 12. Automatic spool replacement for on the fly spool changesDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 13. Weird magnetic like print bed surface that "climbs" the part holding it in placeDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 14. Laser jet style printer (adds a layer every fraction of section from flashing light)Dofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 15. Contorting nozzle that is basically a dynamic extrusion pressDofabry (talk) 07:31, 4 December 2018 (PST) 16. Drone as the nozzle mover 17. Item scanner (including inner details) 18. Gimbled print head with gcode where a bowl could be printed in sweeps eliminating any wasted motion and strength issues 19. Shaped nozzles to extrude the full piece and move around bed to set next piece down. 20.

  1. 3D printing all parts of printer Jordan Null (talk) 15:15, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
  2. Print in Recycled filament Jordan Null (talk) 15:15, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
  3. dual print heads for faster prints and less energy use Jordan Null (talk) 15:15, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
  4. Interchangeable nozzle heads Jordan Null (talk) 15:15, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
  5. Part design for low plastic uses Jordan Null (talk) 15:15, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
  6. Heated bed for less sticking and not having to redo parts Jordan Null (talk) 15:15, 3 December 2019 (UTC)