Customizable Spool Hub Adapter

by wstein Mar 22, 2015
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Great job, thanks a lot!

Does it need bearings? Can you make a 20mm one? Thanks.

Sry for the late response SheroxWP.

You can use the Customizer to create a 22mm one: https://www.thingiverse.com/apps/customizer/run?thing_id=735213

Thank you, this is a great design that was quick to print and easy on filament.

Works great, stops the spool snagging on the mount, and allows a smoother feed than just running the spool on a spindle.
Quick to print and don't use much filament.

When I open in Customizer, it gives me the following error message: "/usr/local/bin/openscad/openscad: error while loading shared libraries: libCGAL.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory". After customizing, I get the following error in the queue: "RuntimeError: Failed to get https://www.thingiverse.com/download:1804888 403: Forbidden"
Any pointers?

Very good print in PLA as well as PETG, thank you for sharing. Much appreciated.

Hi there could you do a 56mm and 57mm hub adaptors. I've been using your design for a while now but new filiment new sizes
Thanking you Doug

Gibt es ne Chance das noch andere Adapter folgen?
Hab jetzt hier 8 Adapter und 3 Rollen und auf keine passen die Adapter

Es besteht für Dich die Möglichkeit, mit dem Customizer https://www.thingiverse.com/apps/customizer/run?thing_id=735213 einen individuellen Adapter zu erzeugen.

Oh cool danke kannte ich ja garnicht !

Thank you, this is great

Thank you! You are welcome!

Oh boy, the hub design sure brings back memories of my 45 collection ;) I still have those records, but no player to play them on :( Very nostalgic if you used that as inspiration, If you're a youngin and have no idea what a 45 record is.... Well damn!

Yes indeed, this is also my favorite shape. Myself, I never owned a 45 record.

Why are there left and right versions. I dont understand the differences.

Hi nuggetz,

don't worry about that. I know this is confusing and there really is no need to different shaped left and right parts. Maybe I should remove it some day...

Amazing design. Simply works. Thanks for sharing @wstein

This is awesome. I had to customize 3 or 4 before I got it right for my feeder using the MakerGeeks PETG which has a 51.5mm hole for my 31.5mm feeder tube.

Great idea, very simple and functional. Awasome.

Excellent design. Works great, easy to print and light on the filament usage. Can't ask for more. Thanks for sharing.

Many thanks for that big compliment. You may save more filament if you use a height of only 10mm instead of 15mm. I will test it next time and update this thing.

Thanks very much for sharing this, it's a great piece of work :D

Hi , i cannot change nothing in customizer, no dimensions or nothing...

Hi jyny,

sorry for the trouble, it should be fixed now.

Thank you , now it work great :)

Nice and very clever design ! Just one thing i'm not sure to understand : why the left/right version of mostly each bushing ? They're not the same ?

Don't worry about that, it is only for convenience. For the ones who like to have the left and the right one mirror-symmetric.

I think only nerds like me need that...

Hi there, I have just printed a pair of your 25mm ID bushings for my BQ Prusa i3, I did a quick print at .20 layer, 125mms speed as I wasn't concerned about the finish but they still came out very good!! no more snatching filament when the extruder is at either end of its travel!!
Many thanks for a very cool design that requires no locking rings. what a great job !! Jules ;-)

Many thanks! I love to post things and I'm always happy to get some feedback. And I'm happy you like it, of cause.

So much easier than swapping spool holders, looks great too!

Many thanks for you interest and your feedback. I am happy you like it.