T-slot Mountable Filament Spool

by AlephObjects, published

T-slot Mountable Filament Spool by AlephObjects May 9, 2012


This is the filament spool we are using on our AO-100 MendelMax variant printer. The spool mount takes the place of one of the top vertex frame parts. You will also need a length of tubing to guide the plastic to the hot end. The tubing is attached to the feed tube support with a small zip tie.

The spool is meant to hold an unspooled 5lb coil of filament.

The spool mount can also be used to mount a spool of plastic using a threaded rod and spool hubs.

Source files can be found at download.lulzbot.com/AO-100/hardware/printed_parts/source/

**Update** New revision of the spool mount which now includes a break to keep the spool from over spinning. Use a M4 screw to mount the friction nub.

-Parts and files: GPLv3
-Images: CC BY SA

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T-slot Mountable Filament Spool by AlephObjects is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Print the following quantity of parts:

-x1 Hub.STL
-x3 back_arm.STL
-x3 front_arm.STL
-x1 spool_mount_brake.STL
-x1 nub.STL
-x1 Feed_tube_support.STL

Required Hardware:

-x6 T-slot nuts and M5 screws for the spool mount/vertex and
-x9 M4 20mm Hex head bolt
-x1 M4 20mm SHCS
-x9 M4 Washer
-x3 M4 Wing nut
-x7 M4 Nut
-x1 M8 50mm Hex head bolt
-x4 M8 Washer
-x1 M8 Wing nut
-x2 608 bearing
-x1 Small zip tie
-x1 Feed tube 400mm (PTFE or similar)