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Split filament spool holder for Replicator 3D printer

by CreativeTools, published

Split filament spool holder for Replicator 3D printer by CreativeTools Apr 11, 2013

Description

A filament spool holder for the MakerBot Replicator 3D printers. It is designed to fit most spools and be 3D printed without support material.

It is made of two symmetrical halves which are held together with filament pins and two small cable ties. One can alternatively also use small 3 mm screws and nuts. (no glue required!)

The original CAD and netfabb files are supplied for easy design changes.

A longer version of this file is alos supplied so that extra wide spools can be loaded. Download the file "Split_filament_spool_holder_for_Replicator_3D_printer_v02 (135 mm spool width).stl"

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This works GREAT on my Replicator 2X with the new 1Kg spools I ordered from eBay. Very simple and works perfectly. I even printed it out in low resolution for a quicker print and it works great. See my pictures from the MADE section. Now I need to print another one for my other side spool.

Prints without any problems and works really well with cheap Chinese filament spools (wider than MB).

A longer version of this file is alos supplied so that extra wide spools can be loaded. Download the file "Split_filament_spool_holder_for_Replicator_3D_printer_v02 (135 mm spool width).stl"

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Instructions

- Download the STL file (it contains both halves)
- 3D print it it with MakerWare in standard medium quality
- Remove the print from the build plate (a strait palette knife does the trick)
- Cut two short 20 mm pieces of standard 1,75 filament. Place them in the two small holes
- Press and hold the two halves together
- Use two small cable ties and place them in the two holes which hold the halves together
- Put the assembled holder in your Replicator 3D printer and keep the spool turning! :)

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Darvell on Feb 2, 2014 said:

This works GREAT on my Replicator 2X with the new 1Kg spools I ordered from eBay. Very simple and works perfectly. I even printed it out in low resolution for a quicker print and it works great. See my pictures from the MADE section. Now I need to print another one for my other side spool.

squbel on Oct 20, 2013 said:

Prints without any problems and works really well with cheap Chinese filament spools (wider than MB).

CreativeTools on Jun 20, 2013 said:

A longer version of this file is alos supplied so that extra wide spools can be loaded. Download the file "Split_filament_spool_holder_for_Replicator_3D_printer_v02 (135 mm spool width).stl"

Motive8 on Jun 7, 2013 said:

Nice work. Prints fine and does the job!

gcardinal on Apr 12, 2013 said:

Great idea, but I would argue that there is to much surface contact between the spool holder and the spool it self. That leads to more friction. I would maybe make raised groves to minimize friction on the spools with flat inner hole.

CreativeTools on Apr 12, 2013 said:

Thanks for your comment. Your suggestions certainly would improve the design. We'll do that in a next iteration of the CAD file.

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