Printbot Simple Metal Filament Spool Holder
by jisham, published
Liked ByView All
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
Filament spool holder for the Printrbot Simple Metal 1403. Uses a short piece of 8mm linear rail as an axle, mounts on top of the Z axis rods.
I added a cross piece to mount to both Z rods for stability. This is sized to fit the largest spool I've received from Monoprice. If you come across a larger one that doesn't fit, use the openscad source. Design was shrunk a bit to fit the print bed of the simple metal.
I've added top caps which mount to the 8mm rail and slide on top of the forks. This keeps the rail from walking off the holder while printing. Two are included in the design, but I only used one. It is a tight fit to the rail, but should be easy to lift on and off and slide through the filament spool. Previously I used electrical tape to hold the rail on. This is a bit more elegant.
To print, I used RotY=270deg, RotZ=90 deg. Turn skirt off or it won't fit. I used 0.200mm layers and 25% infill. My print had a bit of corner lift and warping on one end of the fork, but works just fine using a top cap.
OpenSCAD source provided.
Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse AppsCustomization
Edit, personalize, or revise this ThingTools and Utilities
Repair, slice, or enhance this Thing
Printbot Simple Metal Filament Spool Holder by jisham is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is not allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving jisham a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure jisham would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).