Filament Trash Can

A trash can that traps your extruded filament

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    Maybe it's just me but I'm constantly extruding filament that I then throw at the trash can and it inevitably hooks on something on the way there and ends up creating a layer of plastic hair on the floor. Well no more!

    It's not perfect yet but this little trash can does a surprisingly good job of catching and trapping filament that you drop into it's mouth. It also doubles as a holder for your tweezers.

    I've sized it to fit on my Fabricator Mini (so 70mm diameter - 2.75 inches).

    Prints in two separate parts. I didn't use a raft on the lid so as not to break the long thin sections.

    I printed in PLA, but the lid might be better in abs so the little arms have more flexibility. Though for me the PLA has not broken (yet), I tried to make it thick enough to survive but thin enough to have some flex. I also suspect that the PLA does a better job of not grabbing the filament as you drop it in, where ABS or something flexible would have more grip and prevent the filament from going through the lid.

    Materials and methods

    PLA, no raft.



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    Mini il 570xn.1343682359 2jz9The 3D printing Guy commented ago

    Well done! I highly appreciate the open sharing.

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