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Spool Holder for Taulman Nylon

by Vivenda, published

Spool Holder for Taulman Nylon by Vivenda Apr 15, 2013

Description

A small standalone spool holder for Taulmans nylon. I wanted something sturdy that would standalone and not take up a lot of space.

Comes in two versions.

Version 1 has the open top for the spool holder so it sits in without clipping on. Easy for roll changes.

Version 2 is closed. Spool clips into place so it's not accidently knocked off it's perch.

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You're quite right. Since it was originally intended to be printed with Nylon, and nylon has a bit more flexibility I made it with less tolerance. I wlil probably revisit this one and make it PLA/ABS friendlier.

Thanks for the design, this will help.

I printed V2 (enclosed) in ABS and it printed very well (no warping or anything), but the snap-in pieces are tighter than I would like. When it came to installing the spindle that goes through the spool I actually used a hobby knife to shave off the outer snap features entirely. I found that it was far too tight otherwise, and all the other joints were so tight to begin with that it really doesn't need any snap features to hold the spindle in place.

You're welcome. Cool to see it in use.

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Instructions

The white spool holder in the photo was printed with nylon. The red spool holder was printed with PLA.

No special instructions for printing.

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dgsharp on Jan 14, 2014 said:

Thanks for the design, this will help.

I printed V2 (enclosed) in ABS and it printed very well (no warping or anything), but the snap-in pieces are tighter than I would like. When it came to installing the spindle that goes through the spool I actually used a hobby knife to shave off the outer snap features entirely. I found that it was far too tight otherwise, and all the other joints were so tight to begin with that it really doesn't need any snap features to hold the spindle in place.

Vivenda on Jan 15, 2014 said:

You're quite right. Since it was originally intended to be printed with Nylon, and nylon has a bit more flexibility I made it with less tolerance. I wlil probably revisit this one and make it PLA/ABS friendlier.

EricW on Oct 14, 2013 said:

Thanks for the holder.

Vivenda on Oct 15, 2013 said:

You're welcome. Cool to see it in use.

Capa3D on Jul 22, 2013 said:

What printer did you use for nylon ? Can you kindly share your settings ?

Vivenda on Jul 22, 2013 said:

I use a Makerbot Replicator 2. I usually print the nylon at 245C with a 0.2mm Layer Height. It varies per print, sometimes at 0.3mm LH.

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