Two-part printable wire spool

Convenient spool for dispensing wire. Two parts that print without support & can click easily together to form a spool.

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Description

This design does away with all the support that would be required if you made a single spool. Make two prints of the desired size. These two parts form a solid spool after aligning them and carefully bending on all 4 parts of the "stem" to get them to click in place.

Update Aug 17th 2020: added 4 more sizes. the name "HalfSpool_25i40f30w.stl" means that this spool has an inner diameter of 25mm, the outer Flange is 40mm (inner + flange + 2.8mm = diameter) and the total Width of the spool is 30mm.

I also added the Fusion360 file so you can change the parameters to suit your need. Change "InnerDiameter", "FlangeHeight" and "OverallThickness" to what you want.

Materials and methods

Tested with PETG, but should work fine with PLA and other materials too.

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9b13628553555eec95ba67602050319e?default=blank&size=40retiredguru added this to the Workshop collection ago
61de3460ba1545406301640c57133154?default=blank&size=40Wade Bee added this to the Hardware collection ago
2f5f02f5e2fedf4230ddb801bce25690?default=blank&size=40klaus wetzel added this to the Hilfsmittel collection ago
0e56b1072b0fff7c04f65a005938a8a0?default=blank&size=40Peter Dez added this to the 1 collection ago
Mini jensa by john3jensa published this design ago