RepRap Adjustable Filament Spool Roller
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I bought some PLA on a spool that didn't quite fit my laser-cut spool roller. I really wanted to print something that would take a while and I didn't want to babysit the printer all night.
I had everything I needed to make this laying around the Schlaboratory - so I designed and printed the bases.
Easily adjustable for any width spool.
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PLA can be tenacious stuff, and when you get toward the end of a spool, you may find that the spool doesn't have enough mass to stay on the rollers if you are feeding sideways. Initially, I ran the filament UNDER the front threaded rod (with some padding to keep the threads from gouging), but I made a guide to mount under the front element that helps to pull the spool of filament DOWN, onto the rollers.
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I don't know if this really qualifies as RepRap, but it is technically part of the printer system, and it's constructed in a typical RepRap manner.
You will need:
-2 - lengths of threaded rod (8mm or 5/16) I used approx 7-1/2" or 190mm
- 4 - 608 bearings
- 4 - fender washers
-16 - nuts
-16 - normal washers
The photos should explain assembly better than anything I might write.
You may have to wrack (twist) the assembly to persuade it to sit flat, but it will stay flat after that.
RepRap Adjustable Filament Spool Roller by schlem is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
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