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Prusa Mendel Filament Spool Holder

by ChatterComa, published

Prusa Mendel Filament Spool Holder by ChatterComa Dec 25, 2011

Description

This is the best, most practical, and simplest filament manager I've seen or used for a Prusa Mendel. It gets the filament reels out of the way into "unused" space above the printer, allows you to stage two reels for easy switching back and forth, and makes it simple to change reels and to see how much filament is left. When printing, the filament itself is in free air between the reel and the extruder head so there are no jams or problems.
Also great for dual extruder printers.
Holds from 1lb to 5lb standard filament reels.
Note: You can add this Nylock Nut Knob to this thing to allow toolless filament changes.

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Ingenious. Thanks for sharing!

I was about to start on a much more complicated wall mounting system and I'm so glad I saw this first. It's such a simple idea and seems to work great. Thanks for sharing!

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Instructions

You can make either a metric (8mm) or imperial (5/16) version. Imperial is easier to source in the US.
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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Ingenious. Thanks for sharing!

I was about to start on a much more complicated wall mounting system and I'm so glad I saw this first. It's such a simple idea and seems to work great. Thanks for sharing!

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