Makerbot2 Spindle for 30 CM Spool.

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Makerbot2 Spindle for 30 CM Spool. by ShaneC Dec 2, 2012
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I bought some filament from Amazon, and it does not fit the Replicator2 spindle, the center is 3 Centimeters, so I figured why not make my own. I Took measurements from the original Makerbot spindle, and designed a new one in 3dMax that works with 3 Centimeter spool holes. This also works with the original Makerbot spools as well, and it does not require pinching to get the spool on.

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well, i take that back. if you print it sitting vertically, the tab on the back is really weak due to weak layer adhesion. i was flipping my machine on it's side to do some electronics work and the spindle broke off...i'm going with a different model that prints on its side.

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I did it at 100% fill, and used RepG for slicing, and did layer height of 100 microns just so it was strong. Works great for any spool  I've tried.

Any Suggestions on fill density or which slicer to use?

I ordered Red JET PLA from Amazon and it came today. It's on the same spindle so this is perfect for me. I'm printing this right now. Thanks so much.