Spool roller 3 - universal

by watsdesign, published

Spool roller 3 - universal by watsdesign Nov 1, 2012
9 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

13965Views 2441Downloads Found in 3D Printer Accessories


A "One Size For All" (almost?) Spool Roller, using 624zz bearings.

As I have now three size of spools, I finally rejoined the meme of using two separate bases in order to fit any width of spool :)


Print two.
Add for each :
4 624zz bearing
2 M4x25 bolt
2 M4 nut
4 M4 washer

For the 603 model use M3 bolt/nut/washer instead

For the 623zz model use :
2 M3x20 bolt
2 M3 nut

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

Wouldn't be enough two bearings for each base? I've seen lot of designs with only 2 bearings or even with printed tubes instead, it should work here. It would be a thiner part and you know, the less vitamins, the better ;) Very smart solution by the way, so simple and so effective!
And, for those who ask about connecting the parts, why would you do that? keeping them separated is the main point of this design, and thingiverse is full of already connected bases designs (thing: 46016, 283656, 236875...)

Yes, probably :)
(but I had some spools, repurposed from a Stratasys printer, with quite large flanges)

Are there any limitations to the weight these spools can take?

for the commons spools it should work without problems (biggest I had was 2.3kg) and probably more

I just made one and printed tubes to connect them. All I had where longer M4 screws so the tubes fit over them nicely and also had the ends made to fit over the M4 locking nuts.

I could imagine them perfectly for our PLA on http://www.igo3d.comwww.igo3d.com!

to align and fix them you could still take desired length treaded rods.

The weight of the spool if sufficient to keep everything in place :)