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Adjustable Filament Holder (which may also be used as pulleys)

by idea_beans, published

Adjustable Filament Holder (which may also be used as pulleys) by idea_beans Jan 4, 2013

Description

The filament holder that came with my UP! Plus printer didn't quite work for me because I have got so many different filaments sourced from different suppliers, some spools are thicker with smaller holes and some spools are thinner but with bigger holes.

I searched on Thingiverse to find a new filament holder that'll suit all these different spools, but there were only 2 adjustable ones I could find. I decided to design one myself that I can print in one go without any assembling.

I've replaced the filament guide to this one I found on Thingiverse (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:31961) because the original filament holder/guide from UP was in one piece.

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Hi sorry I'm not familiar with Slic3r. The STL file prints fine on my printers. Not sure what I can do to help with your printer issues....

It says there is a hole and it crashes Slic3r

Support material removal is very annoying for this. If you don't use HIPS support material, make sure it is low....maybe 5% support.

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Instructions

Print 2x the STL file, exactly as it was uploaded.

Remove the support structure carefully to free the wheels.

For stability, use 2x BBQ skewer sticks to join the 2 sides together, as shown in the photos.

Adjust the width to suit different size of filament spools. :)

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GreenFox on Dec 29, 2013 said:

It says there is a hole and it crashes Slic3r

idea_beans on Jan 12, 2014 said:

Hi sorry I'm not familiar with Slic3r. The STL file prints fine on my printers. Not sure what I can do to help with your printer issues....

nathanstenzel on Dec 9, 2013 said:

Support material removal is very annoying for this. If you don't use HIPS support material, make sure it is low....maybe 5% support.

DrewPetitclerc on Jan 29, 2013 said:

Decided to scale it in one direction by a factor of 2 to make it wider and now it fits the spools better and there is no need for the wooden sticks, love this thing!

idea_beans on Jan 20, 2013 said:

Thanks! Glad to hear that you found it useful too! :)

DrewPetitclerc on Jan 20, 2013 said:

Love this, I was able to condense all my spools from 6 boxes down to 4 (I have a lot of plastic on hand) but now I have a lot of bearing spools on wooden dowels to give away to my other 3D printing friends, until they find this too.

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