Adjustable Filament Holder (which may also be used as pulleys)

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Adjustable Filament Holder (which may also be used as pulleys) by idea_beans Jan 4, 2013


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The filament holder that came with my UP! Plus printer didn't quite work for me because I have got so many different filaments sourced from different suppliers, some spools are thicker with smaller holes and some spools are thinner but with bigger holes.

I searched on Thingiverse to find a new filament holder that'll suit all these different spools, but there were only 2 adjustable ones I could find. I decided to design one myself that I can print in one go without any assembling.

I've replaced the filament guide to this one I found on Thingiverse (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:31961) because the original filament holder/guide from UP was in one piece.


Print 2x the STL file, exactly as it was uploaded.

Remove the support structure carefully to free the wheels.

For stability, use 2x BBQ skewer sticks to join the 2 sides together, as shown in the photos.

Adjust the width to suit different size of filament spools. :)

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And chance the text could be removed? It's a waste of print time to be honest.

It says there is a hole and it crashes Slic3r

Hi sorry I'm not familiar with Slic3r. The STL file prints fine on my printers. Not sure what I can do to help with your printer issues....

Support material removal is very annoying for this. If you don't use HIPS support material, make sure it is low....maybe 5% support.

Decided to scale it in one direction by a factor of 2 to make it wider and now it fits the spools better and there is no need for the wooden sticks, love this thing!

Thanks! Glad to hear that you found it useful too! :)

Love this, I was able to condense all my spools from 6 boxes down to 4 (I have a lot of plastic on hand) but now I have a lot of bearing spools on wooden dowels to give away to my other 3D printing friends, until they find this too.