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Bowden spool holder for with extruder mount many spools supported

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Bowden spool holder for with extruder mount many spools supported by danman1178 Nov 24, 2014
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I have been working on a clean way to mount an spool and extruder together. I took the standard printrbot extruder and the bowden adapter that many of you have .. and mocked up a quick wood version. I tapped the whole that supplies the filament to the extruder so I could insert a bowden tube attachment. I really feel that having a small run of hose on the rear side of the extruder helps to negate any kink in the line as it pulls in filament. Here are the key problems I addressed when building my setup.

  1. Allow the filament to follow its natural curl.
  2. Keep the Bowden tube as short as possible
  3. provide the filament into the extruder with the least amount of kink.
  4. Reduce as much resistance to the spool in both directions.

My design has a universal mount on the top that will support fans for the extruder and I envision anyone could make simple adapters for any extruder out there...
Side pieces without the logo's fit better and require less filament to print. I will be modeling a way to connect modular so you could connect them together to build an array of spool holders for multiple extruder setups.



meant for use with

20142411 - added 40mm Fan mount and Printrbot ALU extruder mount

  • Added updated two part base- just print twice.
  • Sides with no logo fit better and use less filament
    20142411 - replaced printrbot extruder mount with stronger mount

20150116 - Added modified printrbot extruder mount, it fits the new double gear extruder. Added printrbot ubis adapter for a bowden fitting 8mm threads

20150201 - Added stronger version of Printerbot exturder mount

Updated version can be found at: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:933655

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HI there

Anychance of making one of these to fit the larger 2.2kg colorfabb spools please ?

Try my other updated design ... http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:933655 This uses bearings riding on rods at the bottom so all you have to do is drop the spool in.. It will fit spools up to 80mm wide.. should fit..

x2 Spool with Built in Bowden motor mount