The Great Gratouille ! The nozzle cleaner

by Hrithik, published

The Great Gratouille ! The nozzle cleaner by Hrithik Aug 20, 2017
2 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps


Liked By

View All

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


Thing Statistics

1365Views 99Downloads Found in 3D Printer Accessories


Dear friends,
I'm proud to present to you the best tool for 3d printing. An example of the french genius in it's most advanced form. After the bike, the Braille alphabet, the photography, the computer and the bra, here is... the Great Gratouille!
Did you never cried in looking your filament which continues to emerge of the nozzle during the heating? Or after an extruder calibration? Or after a filament changing? Or juste before the printing, making a big ball that will destroy your first layer, giving you cold sweats?
Forget all that. It is an old souvenir.
Now with the Great Gratouille, you'll always be ready to clean the nozzle, until the last moment, couple of millimeter over the bed.
Print the Great Gratouille and you'll be free !
How does it functions? When you scratch the nozzle, the crossed lines retains the filament pieces. Naturally, don't let the Great Gratouille without moving because the temperature could melt the PLA (the next version of Great Gratouille will be made of NASA Shuttle ceramic). No, be a gentleman and gently scratch the nozzle.
Immediately after scratching, the thin filament can easily be removed from the Great Gratouille.
And the most awesome of the object is that, if you forget to remove filament, when cooled, it will be a part of the Great Gratouille and remove itself the future filament!
After that I suggest you to go drinking a glass of Champagne (or Auchentoshan if you prefer) to celebrate the deliverance.
Cherry on the cake, you can use the tube to put a pen. With two Great Gratouille and their pen you have the perfect tool for dancing on the table and become the new Charlot !

Print Settings

Printer Brand:




Doesn't Matter



How I Designed This

The Great Gratouille was made using Tinkercad. Many thanks to Autodesk for making this great tool free !
You can see it here : https://www.tinkercad.com/things/ksPfVcAM2wS

More from 3D Printer Accessories

view more

All Apps

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Print through a distributed network of 3D printing enthusiasts from across the US, at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. We want to change the world for the better through technology, an...

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

Treatstock is an online platform that offers decentralized manufacturing services such as 3D printing and CNC machining for clients all over the world. We offer free and instant access to comparati...

App Info Launch App

3D print your favourite design with NinjaPrototype, a professional 3D manufacture with consistent quality and speed.

App Info Launch App

Merci pour la gratouille, c'est tout simplement génial et très pratique ! Je n'utilise plus qu'elle!

Merci Lagaffe, ça fait plaisir de voir que d'autres que moi apprécient.
Bonne continuation et bonne année d'impressions.... !

ever heard of tweezers? just saying no offense.

No. What is it ?
Ok i'd not realised that you was talking about the instrument (I know it very well because I repair watches !).
I used tweezers but I suggest you to try my objet. You'll see it is much more easy to use.

Merci. Ca fait plaisir de voir qu'il a de vrais connaisseurs !

De loin la meilleure des descriptions de thingiverse !


Comments deleted.