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Makerbot2 Spindle for 30 CM Spool.

by ShaneC, published

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.

printed it and it works great, but i think this design prints a bit easier/faster http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

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.

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rockethacker on Sep 23, 2013 said:

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.

rockethacker on Aug 23, 2013 said:

printed it and it works great, but i think this design prints a bit easier/faster http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

ShaneC on Dec 15, 2012 said:

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.

trs80model1 on Dec 14, 2012 said:

Any Suggestions on fill density or which slicer to use?

ryware on Dec 5, 2012 said:

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.

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