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Flexible PLA spool clip (1.75mm)

by whpthomas, published

Flexible PLA spool clip (1.75mm) by whpthomas Jan 19, 2013

Description

Yet another spool clip - this one is designed to be printed in PLA. Because its flexible, it is compatible with MakerBot and 100mm x 30mm spools and most likely many others.

UPDATE Jan 22 2013

I have created four different clips sizes to accommodate reels with different flange widths.

S = 3.0mm
M = 3.5mm
L = 4.0mm
XL = 4.5mm

This clip was designed using an ACIS solid in Shark FX (sfx file included) so will behave well with Makerware, ReplicatorG and skeinforge.

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JamesIslandTech Any updated comments on the MB slicer issues you found? Andrew (3dhacker.com)

I printed these successfully on my replicator2 using .18mm layers w/ 1 shell and 100% infill. These clips rock when printed as a solid piece, they're still OK even if they print w/ a gap between the shells.

No doubt they will print in ABS - probably even better, but most of the other reel clips around are designed for ABS and they are too stiff when printed in PLA - so I designed this one for that reason.

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Instructions

I printed this with my new 340 micron profile which you can download here: thingiverse.com/thing:39050

The settings used are really critical to getting this to work.

Infill 0%
Layer Height 0.34 mm
Number of shells 0

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MuseMaker on Mar 16, 2013 said:

I printed these successfully on my replicator2 using .18mm layers w/ 1 shell and 100% infill. These clips rock when printed as a solid piece, they're still OK even if they print w/ a gap between the shells.

andrewupandabout on Apr 24, 2013 said:

JamesIslandTech Any updated comments on the MB slicer issues you found? Andrew (3dhacker.com)

cymon on Jan 21, 2013 said:

Why the insistence on PLA? I'm 100% positive these will work great in ABS as well.

whpthomas on Jan 21, 2013 said:

No doubt they will print in ABS - probably even better, but most of the other reel clips around are designed for ABS and they are too stiff when printed in PLA - so I designed this one for that reason.

rgremill on Jan 19, 2013 said:

This is so cool. I've been sticking the filament through the holes on the edges when I'm not using it, but it doesn't always reach.

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