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1.75mm Filament Clip

by walter, published

1.75mm Filament Clip by walter Jan 15, 2013

Description

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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Am I the only one that feeds the filament through the holes, which solves the problem exactly as well? http://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 - http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

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epheterson on Mar 31, 2014 said:

Am I the only one that feeds the filament through the holes, which solves the problem exactly as well? http://imgur.com/zMRbn5z

Or can you leave the clip on while it's printing? That'd be useful.

benblur4 on Jan 1, 2014 said:

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!

mckoss on Aug 12, 2013 said:

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 - http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Ishanina on Jul 7, 2013 said:

hi, could you run the Up! one through cloud.netfabb.com? there seems to be a hole in it

aprowant on May 26, 2013 said:

Do any of these work with the seemecnc spools?

zerocool5878 on May 21, 2013 said:

any chance of getting one for repraper?

walter on May 21, 2013 said:

Try the Octave one. My Repraper filament use the same spools as Octave..

bshirley on May 4, 2013 said:

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>

Kickthefog on Apr 8, 2013 said:

These are PERFECT. Thanks for creating and sharing them. I printed the UP and Octave clips and both fit flawlessly.

Rob65 on Mar 15, 2013 said:

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.

Bobofreak on Feb 28, 2013 said:

Simple which is what makes it so awesome! Much better design then your other clips. Capturing the filament against the reel works great. Thanks!!

Miax on Feb 23, 2013 said:

Great idea!!

n2ri on Feb 17, 2013 said:

only the last file pictured prints. others incomplete

jmcskixc on Feb 11, 2013 said:

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

feststoff on Feb 4, 2013 said:

Thanks! Makes life a bit easier ;)

UechiMike on Jan 16, 2013 said:

Great idea - better than using a piece of scotch tape. Do you know if these fit the Maekrbot spools or which one is closest?

walter on Jan 16, 2013 said:

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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