Spool Hub for Taulman3D Nylon

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Spool Hub for Taulman3D Nylon by RetireeJay Feb 26, 2013
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This hub uses 608ZZ bearings to reduce friction. You need to make two of these to form a complete hub.


The screw holes and the bearing socket may not come out the exact size you need because of differences in slicers and printers. I have made them a little oversize, so you should be able to assemble the system easily.
The three screw holes near the center are for short #6 screws to be threaded in; their only function is to hold the bearing in place; use washers.
The three screw holes near the perimeter are for long #6 screws, to pass through hub piece #1, the Taulman center web, and hub piece #2

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Taulman stopped using this spool in 2013, I think. Anyhow, the spools they use now look nothing like this, so this fitting is not needed for their spools. Currently, I don't use any extra fitting to support their spools - just a 5/16 threaded rod through the middle.


I lit up when I saw this, cuz my own kludgy accomodation of Taulman spools is rebarrassing, to say the least. But - now I'm wondering if their spools have changed since you designed this - else how would the 3 long screws get thru from one side to tuther? This looks like a rather zoot sol'n for the more common (most non-taulman spools for PLA) w/ ID of nigh 2" (too lazy to go measure up right now - sorry).

Anyway, I'm wondering if the 3 long ones went thru the 3 inner holes - would they still be too wide to fit thru the little ~3/4" hole of all the taulman spools I've EVER seen???

Dunno - gonna check that and maybe give it a whirl - but if that would work, this would easily solve hanging EITHER size spool on a common shaft. Perhaps only 1 long screw going thru AND holding the bearing would get it - dunno - but thanks for the idea anyway. Sure didn't find the spool holding capability of my power tower to be worth a hoot!

Carry on.

Pleasure, as always!

Oh - had 90th BD celebration today w/ only remaining aunt - who growed up not THAT fur from ye: Gary, WV.

aka TJ
aka jm

Nice part. I made a different style for myself since I use 1/2" copper tube on my spool holder.

Hey, this worked great for me!