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This beautiful antique cast iron tape dispenser found in a thrift store was sadly waiting unused in a corner, because it was missing its roller element. Modern-day standard rollers are smaller and therefore did not fit in the slot. 3D printing always has a solution!
Made by Alessandro @ Fab Lab Zurich
Nothing specialâ€¦ The calculated support would have created far too much chaos, though, so I made a customized support made of small pillars. They are very easy to break away after printing and leave a very clean area. During printing of the parallel barrel, you can increase print speed up to 220 % for time convenience. Donâ€™t forget to set down again when you reach the thin part!
Replacement Roller for Antique Tape Dispenser by fablabzurich is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure fablabzurich would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!