Prusa i3 Spool Mount

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Prusa i3 Spool Mount by MarkBenson Mar 11, 2013
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A spool mount that sits on the top of an aluminium plate Prusa i3


Print two plate mounts and two spool mounts. Cut 2 identical length M6 threaded rods and fit to each, with nuts and bolts, a plate mount and a spool mount. Cut a length of M8 threaded rod to carry your filament spool (with spool adapters - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:60723 ) and press fit it into the spool mounts.

This does add some weight to the aluminium plate and does make the frame bend backwards. This may affect prints but I am still testing that.

Check back to www.sub-design.co.uk/i3build/ to see how that pans out.

Ooops! Missed an STL - had two copies of the scad file for the spool mount. Added STL 29th March 2013.

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I just made one of these and it's working out great

I started to do something similar to this with bearings. i found that my wilson extruder body appears to have less than 1mm clearance from the frame. It would loose me about 90mm from the top of the z axis under the mounts.

What dual extruder is that?

It's an Einstein, right?

Yes, it's the old style Einstein dual extruder.