Loading

Big Filament Spool

by phraust, published

Big Filament Spool by phraust Mar 11, 2013
0 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps

Contents

License

Use This Project

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

3267Views 346Downloads Found in 3D Printer Accessories

Summary

I ordered some new PLA from OSPWRD.com, and they came on these bigger spools, so I made some fittings to mount them with bearings on a piece of threaded rod.

I guess I have humidity problems, cause all of the laser-cut spools and coasters I have are all warped to hell, so they don't work all that well. At least I could scavenge the old ones for the bearings. :D

I also made a stand, but it's kinda junk, so I'll upload that after I rebuild it.

Instructions

You are going to need:

1 x 1/4"-20 x 12" Threaded Rod (That's what i had on hand, you could go longer I guess).
4 x 1/4"-20 Nuts
2 x 1/4" Washers
2 x 608 Bearings (I think that's the kind of bearing I had, I scavenged them off the printrbot spool coasters).

  1. Print two of these, one for each side. I used 25% Infill, 2 Permieters and 0.2mm layer height. I print these kinda fast, so they come out kinda rough. A set of those little diamond files comes in really handy.

  2. I place the inside hub on first, then a washer, then a nut, then the knob (you'll see an inset for the washer and the nut on the bottom. Screw it on about 2 inches in (the hub will be loose, and you want to make sure the rounded cup part is pointing in. There is picture below which shows the order of parts.

  3. Add on a bearing, one of the sleeves (this centers the threaded rod in the bearing) and a nut.

  4. Put your spool on, and assemble the other side the same way. Tighten the knobs so it's comfy, then tighten down the bolts holding the bearings.

NOTES

The reduction in friction is ridiculous, these things will spin with almost no effort. Plus, at $1.50 for each threaded rod, I've made a set for each spool on hand, so I can quick-change on my desktop stand.

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
Top