Filament Spool Holder for 3D Printer

Prevents tangles by keeping the filament on the spool

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Description

Everybody talks about how PLA filament tends to spring off the spool. I decided to do something about it. This is the result. 3 rollers with F608zz bearings stay in contact with the spool's flanges preventing the filament from coming off and getting tangled. The rollers are tapered at each end to keep the spool centered in the holder and the bearings make it very easy for the extruder to pull the filament.

This thing will hold spools between about 140 and 210 mm diameter and up to 120 mm wide.

Materials and methods

I used PLA, but ABS is OK too. You'll also need three 5/16-18 or 8mm bolts and nuts, 12 washers, and 6 x F608zz bearings.

The print is 305mm talll, so you're going to need a big printer.

I printed in 0.25 mm layers with 15% infill. The rollers need support material on the bottom, so turn it on but limit it to bed plate only.

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Mini sp logo grain 400x390Stamos added this to the 3D printer parts collection ago
115c7493a659d468ea21db9ff36728a9?default=blank&size=40Darcy Townson added this to the Printer stuff collection ago
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D533a4e30bfc0e4634da06c8dfd5f9cd?default=blank&size=40Benji S commented ago

Great work! Can't wait to print this.

Mini gold hands croppedMark Rehorst published this design ago