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Octave Spool Holder for Up! Start Plus Printer

by JuliaDee, published

Octave Spool Holder for Up! Start Plus Printer by JuliaDee Jul 11, 2012

Description

Holds Octave Systems spools perfectly, works fine for MakerBot spools also, especially if you make one of these as well:

thingiverse.com/thing:29101

Created with TinkerCAD, you can edit it for your own purposes here: tinkercad.com/things/7GAviE15YXW?display=gyEp5cLI69E

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Great build. I really needed it after I opened my new Octave spool and was like: DOH! I printed it with 100% fill, .4mm layer and normal speed

Im about to try the 3DD ABS plastic. Need this holder, thank you.

I can't say I haven't had some issues with Octave filament over the course of a dozen or so spools but it general it's been good. The most difficult thing seems to be consistency. It's frustrating when you have a color that prints particularly well or that you really like and then the next spool of supposedly the same stuff has different characteristics. Since most of these suppliers get their material from China and 3D printing filament is a relatively small and new business, QC is difficult at best.

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Instructions

Print it and bolt it on. I printed it on my Up! in "fast" mode with loose fill and it's plenty smooth and plenty strong. I've printed it with the round side down and with the round side up; not much difference. I do suggest printing it in a horizontal orientation.

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Nevil_Clavain on Jan 7, 2013 said:

Great build. I really needed it after I opened my new Octave spool and was like: DOH! I printed it with 100% fill, .4mm layer and normal speed

EliteNetworks on Jan 6, 2013 said:

Im about to try the 3DD ABS plastic. Need this holder, thank you.

PropellerScience on Aug 24, 2012 said:

From your comments you sound pleased with the quality of Octave plastic. So far I've tried Makerbot (came with the Replicator), Protoparadigm, and 3DPrinterStuff. No problems with any except I had some de-lamination problems with the MB black.

JuliaDee on Aug 24, 2012 said:

I can't say I haven't had some issues with Octave filament over the course of a dozen or so spools but it general it's been good. The most difficult thing seems to be consistency. It's frustrating when you have a color that prints particularly well or that you really like and then the next spool of supposedly the same stuff has different characteristics. Since most of these suppliers get their material from China and 3D printing filament is a relatively small and new business, QC is difficult at best.

ftdesigns on Aug 15, 2012 said:

this works really well. thank you!

DigiFab on Jul 12, 2012 said:

Awesome! Just what I needed.

Thanks!

So what other colors have you tried on your uP! from Octave?

JuliaDee on Jul 12, 2012 said:

I've tried yellow, orange, gold, blue, blue glow-in-the-dark, and black. Yellow is by far my favorite, it makes beautiful prints. Orange is similar. gold is not really gold but it prints well and is good for an artsy rather than toy-ish look. Black is very useful aesthetically but unfortunately the most problematic. I've had nozzle clogs with black, it seems a bit "dry" in terms of layer lamination, and by its very blackness it tends to show layer lines worse than other colors. I just got purple and red but haven't tried them yet. Flourescent green is on back order.

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