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1.75mm Filament Clip

by walter, published

1.75mm Filament Clip by walter Jan 15, 2013

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Small clip that snap on to spools and holds the end of the filament to prevent it from unraveling. There are several versions, should work with spools from the following suppliers:

Octave Up! Ultimachine 3DD

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I have verified that the UP! design *DO* work with G-Star filament spools as well.
I'm trying the one for UP! on my G-Star spools, they look pretty close to the same dimensions. Anyone have any idea if that works or if another one works better? Waiting for my warm-up right now so I should know shortly.

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I'm trying the one for UP! on my G-Star spools, they look pretty close to the same dimensions. Anyone have any idea if that works or if another one works better? Waiting for my warm-up right now so I should know shortly.
I have verified that the UP! design *DO* work with G-Star filament spools as well.
Am I the only one that feeds the filament through the holes, which solves the problem exactly as well? imgur.com/zMRbn5z

Or can you leave the clip on while it's printing? That'd be useful.
Had to run all of these through netfabb.com before slic3r would process them properly.
After that they printed well and fit my different spools respectively.
Thanks Walter!
This clip works OK with Makerbot branded spools (printed the Ultimaker version). The clip strength is a little loose - I'd like to have a design with more spring in it (this one by Madox is good - but the filament hole is too small - thingiverse.com/thing:12516)
Filament Clip
by Madox
hi, could you run the Up! one through cloud.netfabb.com? there seems to be a hole in it
Do any of these work with the seemecnc spools?
any chance of getting one for repraper?
Try the Octave one. My Repraper filament use the same spools as Octave..
Slic3r 0.9.9 barfs on Octave (and i think all), complaining "<slic3r> Warning: The input file contains a hole near edge 23.635082,52.014866,0.000000-23.635082,52.014866,8.000000 (not manifold). You might want to repair it and retry, or to check the resulting G-code before printing anyway."</slic3r>
These are PERFECT. Thanks for creating and sharing them. I printed the UP and Octave clips and both fit flawlessly.
What a great idea. It was an easy job to adapt one of those for the spools I have. I adapted the clip to snap over the thicker edge on the rim making it almost impossible to accidentally remove the clip.
Simple which is what makes it so awesome! Much better design then your other clips. Capturing the filament against the reel works great. Thanks!!
only the last file pictured prints. others incomplete
For those who might find it helpful, I found these compatibilities:

-the clip for Utilimachine spools works perfectly on the MakerBot spools
-the one for the Octave spools works great with the spools from Jet/"3D Printer Supplies" found on Amazon.com
Thanks! Makes life a bit easier ;)
Great idea - better than using a piece of scotch tape. Do you know if these fit the Maekrbot spools or which one is closest?
Thanks! I'm not sure about the Makerbot spools, the pictures I've seen online look like the Ultimachine spools, but I don't have one to compare with. I uploaded a new picture of the different spool types I have, you you might try taking a look at that to see if you can find a match.
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