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Replicator 2 small spool holder

by MakeALot, published

Replicator 2 small spool holder by MakeALot Nov 7, 2012

Description

I've recently found some filament suppliers providing a small spool with their 1 Kg filament (approx. 90 mm x 160 mm diameter with a 35/30 mm hole).

I assume these come from Europe or China, anyway, they don't fit on the standard spool holder, so here is an additional one.

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I used Alibre Design.

Hi thanks for the model!! What program did you used to maked the internal structure of both pieces? or you model it without any special function or program?

Thanks!!

Only just seen your message, glad it's OK!

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Instructions

Print both parts and press together.

You should find them quite a tight fit and I don't expect you'll need the screws.

I made it small enough to fit the 30mm spools as well.

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edgarestrada on Jan 31, 2013 said:

Hi thanks for the model!! What program did you used to maked the internal structure of both pieces? or you model it without any special function or program?

Thanks!!

MakeALot on Jan 31, 2013 said:

I used Alibre Design.

Kalibre46 on Jan 16, 2013 said:

I know you said you printed this standing up (which is what I've just started) but did you use a support under the mounting notches or just rely on the speed of the machine to bridge them? Mine hasn't quite got to that stage yet (03%).

3hr 40mins to print in RepG using a 200 micron profile 20% infill 3 shells.

Kalibre46 on Jan 16, 2013 said:

I'll reply to my own message lol, it's bridging the gap with no sagging which is quite impressive and unexpected. :)

Plastic3D on Dec 13, 2012 said:

Greetings, the design looks solid, but I am having problems converting to .S3G file for printing.  On a blazing and loaded i7, Makerware was choking on one thread for over two days, and yet only reached 43% of conversion.  

Am I missing something?  Are you using raft?  Medium quality?  Thanks for your contribution!

scotti on Dec 19, 2012 said:

I had the very same issue with another spool holder. It got to exactly 43% and stayed there for 8 hours. I was using scaffolding, medium with 100% fill.

MakeALot on Dec 13, 2012 said:

I just re-tried, I loaded the ".thing" file and using default medium settings output the ".sg3".  The slice took 3 minutes and the print took 1.  I've posted it in a zip file, hope it helps?

adamsbriand on Nov 27, 2012 said:

I've just received 5 spools with a 3 cm (not 3.5 cm) diameter hole.  Is there any chance you could upload the openscad file or perhaps produce one that could fit my spools?

MakeALot on Nov 27, 2012 said:

I have some with the smaller hole as well, I made the spool centre 30 mm to accommodate both, did you try this one?

tanith on Nov 10, 2012 said:

Did you have to change any of the default print settings like the Fill, for increased strength?

MakeALot on Nov 10, 2012 said:

I suppose it would be a good idea, but I just printed it on medium (I'd already started using the spool and wanted it quickly ) :)

ackee123 on Nov 10, 2012 said:

thanks:)

johnbiehler on Nov 8, 2012 said:

I'm guessing you printed this as oriented in the preview, on it's side with support?

MakeALot on Nov 8, 2012 said:

No, I printed it standing up, if you're using Makerware, the "thing" file has the two parts in printable form.

I was a little concerned about strength, but it's working well.

I should have re-oriented it before I posted it.

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