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Spool Foot

by markab, published

Spool Foot by markab Feb 1, 2013

Description

A foot to hold a filament spool, you will need 2 feet for 1 spool.

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Great design, thanks. Maybe include the plastic pins I used, no need for actual hardware.

Yes netfab should fix it, I will also fix in the source and republish later.

I usually use Cura to slice so have not tried it with Slic3r yet.

Process the spool base here: http://cloud.netfabb.com/ it will fix your problem ;-)

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Instructions

The openscad files have variables that allow you to size the feet for your spool and bearing hardware.

The default files are configured for small spools using M8 hardware and 628 bearings.

For 1 spool... Print 2 feet, and 8 plastic washers, you will then need the following (but modify for your own hardware preference)....

4 x M8 cap head screws (length dependant on foot size)
8 x M8 washers
4 x M8 nuts
4 x 628 bearings

This will make 2 standalone feet, you could also use 8mm threaded rod and tie the feet together.

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johnny6 on Aug 23, 2013 said:

Great design, thanks. Maybe include the plastic pins I used, no need for actual hardware.

AlexCPU on Apr 14, 2013 said:

Having a bit of an issue, Slic3r tells me there's a hole between (-44.4,11.5,0) and (-44.4,-11.5,0), and the join between the two bearing holders doesn't form, same problem with the RepRapPro Java based slicer as well. Unfortunately I've never played with SCAD, so have no idea how to fix it.

Plastic Washers print fine!

Viaggiatore on Apr 15, 2013 said:

Process the spool base here: http://cloud.netfabb.com/ it will fix your problem ;-)

Viaggiatore on Apr 12, 2013 said:

Working great for me! Thanks!

markab on Apr 13, 2013 said:

Great thanks for the comment, happy it is works for you!! would love to see a picture if you have one!

markab on Feb 2, 2013 said:

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