Hanging a filament spool on a horizontal axis is the most common way to attach material to a 3D printer. Since there is a variety of different spool sizes on the market, we designed this spool holder to be compatible with as many different 3D printer models as possible.
All 3D files for the main spool holder parts can be 3D-printed flat on the build plate without the need for support structures. We also designed several accessories and adaptors to make this spool holder compatible with various 3D printer models.
The spool holder axle consists of two symmetrical halves which are held together in the front by a lock fitting, and in the rear via the butterfly joint used in our Modular Castle Playset. (thingiverse.com/thing:1930665).
This project was created by Tim Wahlström in cooperation with the 3D-team at CreativeTools.se in Sweden.
If you have a 3D printer with a 3D print volume of 150 mm or larger, you can print the file 01-MAIN__COMPLETE_BUILDPLATE, which contains all the main parts for the spool holder. The files named 01-MAIN... are the individual spool holder parts. All the remaining files are accessories.
- Easy to print.
- Narrow design fits many 3D printers.
- The thin shaft fits spools with smaller core dimensions.
- Two-step attachment depth allows for thin- and thick-gauged 3D printer cases.
- Symmetrical halves allow for supportless 3D printing.
- Adapters for mounting on arbitrary vertical and horizontal surfaces.
Please refer to the following video for instructions.
Feedback and adaptors
If this spool holder does not fit onto your 3D printer model, please write a comment to let us know. Your feedback is highly appreciated!
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List of compatible 3D printer models
If this spool holder fits your 3D printer, and it isn't listed below, please let us know in the comments so we can add it to the list. We highly appreciate your feedback!
- MakerBot Replicator
- MakerBot Replicator 1
- MakerBot Replicator Original
- MakerBot Replicator 5th gen
- MakerBot Replicator+
- MakerBot Z18
- Ultimaker Original
- Ultimaker Mini
- Ultimaker 2
- Ultimaker 3
- FlashForge Finder
- FlashForge Creator
- FlashForge Creator Pro
- FlashForge Guider
- FlashForge Guider II
- FlashForge Dreamer
- Zortrax M200
- Zortrax M300
- Magicfirm ZYYX
- Magicfirm ZYYX+
- 3DFactories Profi3DMaker
- Wanhao Duplicator
- Robo 3D R1
We highly recommend you to make sure that the filament entering the extruder is clean from dust. It will prolong the life of your extruder and make the printer more reliable.
Therefore, we designed the filament filter and lubricator, which you can download from the link below.