XYZ Da Vinci Aftermarket Spool Kit

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XYZ Da Vinci Aftermarket Spool Kit by rawkstar320 Dec 13, 2014
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I've designed a custom spool holder with a few extra components to allow you to store filament inside of the Da Vinci enclosure. This keeps everything nice, clean, and organized. Although the spool holder looks typical, I designed it to "lock" into the slots on either side of the Da Vinci. This keeps the spool from moving.

UPDATE: Added new versions of corner hoop and distributor. These new models "snap" into place so that very little glue is required (much better reliability)

ANOTHER UPDATE: The distributor part still failed after 10 hours of printing, so I have uploaded a Version3. Print this along with Distributor_nut. The nut will twist onto the bottom of the distributor to lock it into place.

AND ANOTHER UPDATE: Check out the various remixes before printing. The community has come up with clever solutions to a few of the problems with the design.


Print the spool holder frame (Support recommended) & one set of bushings. You may need to scale the straight bushings to better fit your spool width. Assemble with (2) colored/round pencils. Tabbed frame fits into slots on right or left side of Da Vinci.

Print the Corner Bracket & Hoop, glue together with high temp hot glue. Press into rear square corner of davinci.

Print Filament Distributor. Hot glue into the hole directly above the Z axis screw. Lots of hot glue is needed here...

Finally, thread filament UNDER the spool holder, through corner hoop, and finally through the distributor.

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I love this holder but I've noticed that it will easily pull out and get caught up in the z axis creating issues. I updated the legs on the frame holder so they are longer and don't slip out of the side so easily.


Da Vinci aftermarket spool kit frame extension
by tk0084

hi all this is great but what cartridge reset device do you use or is there a fake cartridge to use you get what I'm asking how do I go about using a larger roll of plastic instead of their 600g over priced filament can you use any filament? I'm trying to read up about this stuff but living in Australia have no support from xyz at all if there is a link that would be great ive seen their video but somone must have jail break their printer by now ps I'm not an electrical engineer and don't know how the aurdrino thing works thanx again and appreciate any help pss I cant get scanner to work keeps crashing anyone else able to use there scanner and offer some tips

I recommend reading here: http://voltivo.com/forum/davinci lots of great information on mods and how to reset filament cartridges. However, depending on when you bought your printer, what firmware you have, you may not be able to reset the cartridges.

Hay Great idea! What type of cartage reset device did you use? Or cartage fake?

Arduino reset hack, but then I replaced the firmware with Repetier

Hope you don't mind changed your corner bracket a bit to reduce tension of the filament and I made printable pins in case you don't want to use colored pencils.

Love your mod man great work!

XYZ Davinci aftermarket spool kit modified parts

Definitely not! Love the new mod.

I still have issues with feeding filament with this method towards the end of a roll. The coils are wound too tight for the extruder to pull them through the various routing loops. I am trying to find a clever way to fit a regular spool into the original cartridge slot.

almost killed my printer with this one... the ring on the bottom puts too much tension on the filament and causes it to hold the extruder back like a fish on a line i didn't know until it had been running for an half hour the alignment got messed up ;luckily i was there to stop it. if i were to redesign this i would have a rotating pulley like system rather than the clip in the corner but this is a good idea ... i resorted to just gluing the spool holder on the top and running it from there works without a problem.

A pulley would be a great idea. That being said, I have not had any problems with my setup. The biggest source of drag (in my opinion) is the actual spool holder "bearings".

Good call on the zip tie idea, hot glue just doesnt hold up very well inside the hot printer.

Also, I found that using (2) 5/16" polished steel rods are much more slippery than a wood pencil for the spool holder axle.

Absolutely brilliant. It works like a champ. The only problem is that it is sort of difficult to initially thread the filament, but that is inherent in the design. Not having to permanently alter the printer (thus voiding the warranty) is priceless.

I modified the instructions slightly by using a tie wrap to secure the distributor (putting the tie wrap where the nut would normally be, below the horizontal cross member) and that works great. Give it a try instead of hot glue.

i think effect on the moisture proof. very good!

this will do nicely!!! Great job!

looks very nice! I will have to try to print this

thank you, it prints nicely, I recommend using support on the frame member with supports.