Quick Change - Easy Filament Guide for Replicator 2

by whpthomas, published

Quick Change - Easy Filament Guide for Replicator 2 by whpthomas Dec 23, 2012
14 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

10946Views 1335Downloads Found in 3D Printer Accessories


When it comes to filament changes, I have often found myself fumbling around trying to get the filament into the tiny end of the tube at the back of my Replicator 2. Buy the time I get the filament threaded the print head has often cooled down substantially, making filament changes slower.

So I designed and made this quick change easy filament guide to streamline the process. It supports dual tubes, so you can mount a filament tube on either side. The filament guide is designed to be held in place on your Replicator 2 by a small zip tie.

This filament guide works like a funnel, with a large opening at the bottom leading into the tube, it makes filament changes quicker and easier.


I printed this with a 2.0 mm layer height using the skin module in ReplicatorG to achieve a 1.0 mm outer surface finish, 15% infill with only 1 extra shell.

This filament easy guide was designed using an ACIS solid in Shark FX so will behave well with Makerware, ReplicatorG and skeinforge.

More from 3D Printer Accessories

view more

All Apps

3D Print your file with 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online marketplace for 3D printing services.

App Info Launch App

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

3D Print a wide range of designs with Treatstock. Easy to use tools to get the perfect result. The global 3D printing network that connects you with high-quality and fast working print services nea...

App Info Launch App

I don't know why my computer isn't allowing me to upload my image. I made one, and scaled it down in height just a bit to allow it to fit perfectly into the space on the back of the machine. Great design!