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Printable Filament Spool Spindle for Reprap

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Printable Filament Spool Spindle for Reprap by tjhowse Jul 22, 2011
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This is a spindle variant on randyy's excellent parametric filament spool, with two notches 60mm apart along a supporting arm. It is designed to clip onto the two two parallel threaded rods on a mendel or prusa, and possibly other types of reprap, and hold the spool up away from the printer.

It's got a few dags on it, and could probably have some cutouts taken to reduce cost of print, but I wanted it sturdy.

Derivative of: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:8317

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Print it out, clip it into your hub and clip it onto the top two threaded rods of your printer. If you arrange it such that the filament passes out the top of the roll, you can feed the filament down next to the Z leadscrew opposite to the clip, and then across into your extruder.

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I uploaded a version with holes for you, pal.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:10379http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Printable Filament Spool Spindle for Reprap with holes

Nice work! I was wondering how to decrease the volume without reducing the strength. Those holes will result in extra perimeter layers in the middle, adding strength.

correct, sir!

Love it! Now I don't have to deal with the messy jumble of plastic that used to reside on my floor. This was the only spool for Reprap I could find that could be made only with printed parts and didn't take extra desk space.

can you do one with cutouts?

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