Replicator 2 Top Mount Filament Spool Holder/Dispenser
by brackett27, published
Use This Project
Give a Shout Out
If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Print Thing Tag
I got tired of tripping over spools of filament in my office. I borrowed the concept from a design I saw (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:51635) but made it lighter and faster to print. And prettier too. :)
The rod is a SS 3/8in 24in long. (you can get rods and nuts from Home Depot/Lowes etc. or online at http://www.McMaster.com)
I simulated the tower in Solidworks (files attached) and it should be able to hold up to ~100lbs total between the two towers.
I recently added a second tier to mine and it works great tool (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:94691)
Print a left and right of each tower. You will have to orient it tabs down on your build plate.
The towers come with tabs on them to prevent curl. You will need to cut/snap them off. I found I needed to use dykes to do it. I used 5 shells, 10% infill, 0.34mm height.
I printed some spindles so the spools roll better on the threaded rod (the red bits). I printed them five on a plate, you can too. I printed them in the vertical so you will need to flip accordingly too.
Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse AppsCustomization
Edit, personalize, or revise this ThingPrint Fulfilment
Order a print of this ThingTools and Utilities
Repair, slice, or enhance this Thing
Replicator 2 Top Mount Filament Spool Holder/Dispenser by brackett27 is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving brackett27 a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure brackett27 would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).