dynamic directional extrusion (and other fantasies)

OK, I'm just gonna go ahead and be the precocious jackass who spits out an idea irrespective of the knowledge and experience to know if it's been done before, doesn't make any sense or is otherwise moronic or irrelevant: dynamic directional extrusion. You're welcome. My understanding of the way material is extruded through a hot end on your standard fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3d printer is that the nozzle remains roughly perpendicular to the bead of material it is laying down,  requiring Read more [...]