Ultimaker Reel Holder (up to 10cm depth)

by humberto, published

Ultimaker Reel Holder (up to 10cm depth) by humberto Dec 21, 2012


A variation of the "ultimaker pla holder for 30mm reels" with an extended shaft to accomodate 10cm width (4") reels and a more steep guard to prevent the reels from falling.
Simplified and cleaned the geometry and made a Sketchup version.
New version (2.1) with dent for 5-6cm spools (helps them stabilize) and wider supports that fir more snugly in the Ultimaker's box.

Added a lock pin too.

(I've left the old version in case someone prefers it, but i'd recommend using at least the pin from the new one)

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Good job and thanks for sharing. :)


Very nice design - printed well, and does the job!

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Print main part with suport, layer height not critical, but keep a fill of at least 30%. Pin can be printed without support.

Place it in the back of the Ultimaker replacing the "11B" standard reel holder.

Use the pin to lock the support in place inserting it in the spaces above the reel holder after it's inserted in the slots.


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enhydra on Jan 7, 2014 said:

Good job and thanks for sharing. :)

mgg942 on Jun 17, 2013 said:

Very nice design - printed well, and does the job!

humberto on Jun 17, 2013 said:


gb86217 on May 4, 2013 said:

After an hour printing only realized need support...

SteveCaplin on Feb 14, 2013 said:

A really useful object. Hope you don't mind, but I've used it as an example of how to choose different support methods on 3DGeni.us - check out my comments at http://www.3dgeni.us/support-m...

humberto on Feb 17, 2013 said:

Hi Steve, of course I don't mind. Nice post by the way. PS: I'd mention also how walls angled in an angle 45 degrees or more (agains the printing plane) do not need support while others do. And in the spool holder model you can ilustrate this by showing how I got rid of the need for support in the spindle.

humberto on Feb 11, 2013 said:

Hi Engkris,
Glad you liked it!

engrkris on Feb 7, 2013 said:

Only problem was forgetting to include the support structure when I first started printing. With support structure "everywhere" enabled this part came out beautifully. Unlike a couple other holders I've printed out, this one fit perfectly and no ill-fitting parts to jam together. Thank-you !

humberto on Jan 8, 2013 said:

Hi HCBauer, in Cura you switch to Normal Mode and in the "Print Config" section there is a sub-section reading "Suport Structure". There, in the dropdown list choose "Everywhere". Due to the right angles the support structure is easy to tear off. Cheers.

HCBauer on Jan 7, 2013 said:

Looks good, but I have a question: on an Ultimaker, how do you print this without the upper hooks falling down? You write "print part with support" but I must admit I don't know how to do this in Cura.

romanjurt on Dec 25, 2012 said:

nice! sounds good!