Spool Holder for Taulman Nylon

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Spool Holder for Taulman Nylon by Vivenda Apr 15, 2013
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A small standalone spool holder for Taulmans nylon. I wanted something sturdy that would standalone and not take up a lot of space.

Comes in two versions.

Version 1 has the open top for the spool holder so it sits in without clipping on. Easy for roll changes.

Version 2 is closed. Spool clips into place so it's not accidently knocked off it's perch.


The white spool holder in the photo was printed with nylon. The red spool holder was printed with PLA.

No special instructions for printing.

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Just fyi. In "taulman_spool_holder_v1.stl" the two clips are floating above the build surface and will not print successfully.

Thanks for the design, this will help.

I printed V2 (enclosed) in ABS and it printed very well (no warping or anything), but the snap-in pieces are tighter than I would like. When it came to installing the spindle that goes through the spool I actually used a hobby knife to shave off the outer snap features entirely. I found that it was far too tight otherwise, and all the other joints were so tight to begin with that it really doesn't need any snap features to hold the spindle in place.

You're quite right. Since it was originally intended to be printed with Nylon, and nylon has a bit more flexibility I made it with less tolerance. I wlil probably revisit this one and make it PLA/ABS friendlier.

Thanks for the holder.

You're welcome. Cool to see it in use.

What printer did you use for nylon ? Can you kindly share your settings ?

I use a Makerbot Replicator 2. I usually print the nylon at 245C with a 0.2mm Layer Height. It varies per print, sometimes at 0.3mm LH.

thank you very much :) I'm going to give it a try on my rep 2x

one more question will it stick to blue painter tape ? or I should get a special build plate ??

I print direct on blue tape. Have had some lift. It's recommended to print it like you would ABS, with a heated build plate.

thank you :)