Remix: Deluxe spool holder for XYZPrinting DaVinci, no cutting, all printed parts

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Remix: Deluxe spool holder for XYZPrinting DaVinci, no cutting, all printed parts by nivanov Feb 8, 2015
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I really like the design of the delux spool holder. I found that sideways holders end up causing jams when the spool starts to run low, because the filament has to bend over the spool wall at pretty extreme angles. However, the delux spool holder requires either removing the top cover or cutting it. I've redesigned the hook attachment so it can be used without removing the top cover. You have to push the cover upwards first - that will give you access to the back wall (see pictures). Then just hang it like it's shown in the picture. Once you have the spool hanging on the holder and the filament threaded through the guide, you can push the back cover back down - there should be enough clearance for the filament and the hangers.
I made the axle small so it can accomodate spools with smaller hub holes - as long as the diameter is under 15mm, it should work.


I printed the hanger and the crosspiece with 20% infill, no support, 40mm/sec. The dovetail connectors are a very tight fit, but they do fit - they did on mine. If you end up using the axle, you need to print it with supports. I recommend printing it horizontally - printing it vertically would have printed layers stressed by the weight of the spool. I sliced it with Cura, since Cura's supports are easier to break off than slic3r's.

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how do you keep brand new spools from unwinding on this type of holder?

If you have issues with the spool unwinding and tangling up while printing you can try using this device that I've created to keep the spool rolling more evenly: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2332436
It fits directly on to the axis and works for spools from 34 up to 55 mm (inner diameter) but you can easily adjust the max diameter if you want to use larger spools.

Filament spool adjustment screw
by zaman75

I usually keep a finger on the filament when installing a new spool, then feed it through the tube in the printer and, finally, into the extruder. I haven't had any problems with the filament unwinding.

how do you keep brand new spools from unwinding on this type of holder?

how do you keep brand new spools from unwinding on this type of holder?

Hello Nivanov, you might check your back brace file. mine printed without the 4 male dovetails, so it wont connect to the side mounts. nice design let me know when you update it and I will reprint the rear brace.

Not sure if you still need this but I've uploaded a repaired crosspiece that should slice & print correctly https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1625011

Crosspiece repaired

I'm not sure how that's possible. You can see the dovetails are there in the STL file. Mine printed with dovetails just fine - they are a tight fit though.