Spool handle v2 - 67/60mm

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Spool handle v2 - 67/60mm by skriver Apr 17, 2014


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A spool handle to be used on top of 3D printer frame. Originally designed for Monkeyfab Prime3D, but the handle should also fit similar 6 mm or 7.5 mm thick frames.

The axis and the 2 round plugs are designed for 60 mm wide spool with 67 mm internal diameter. Maximum external spool diameter is 30 cm.

I also uploaded this handle for another type of spool - see http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:302854 for details.

For more photos please visit my blog (Polish)


I used PLA with 0.2 layer, but it can be worth to try print the axis with finest layer. The axis is cut into 2 parts that should be glued together.
No supports are required for printing Thing parts.

The yellow support consists of 2 triangle symmetric parts:

  • SpoolHandle-a.stl / SpoolHandle-b.stl (6 mm printer frame)
  • SpoolHandle-a-frame7.5.stl / SpoolHandle-b-frame7.5.stl (7.5 mm printer frame)

For printing I used 40% honeycomb fill - it's rigid as hell.

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but has 7.5 mm thick frames?

You may resize A/B parts by 25%, then it should fit 7.5 mm printer frame.

resize by 25%, but large 20cm x 20cm
no print

If you rotate it by 52 deg., you should be able to print enlarged part on 20x20 cm bed,

but cura can't rotate 52 deg.

OK. I uploaded new version designed for 7.5 mm frame.

thank you very much!

have scad file?

No, it was designed with Autodesk Inventor.