Ultimaker 2 ( 2+ ) Spoolholder

based on IRobertI's design but simplified

3D printer parts and enhancements

Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike

Commercial use is allowed, you must attribute the creator, you may remix this work and the remixed work should be made available under this license.

Learn more or download attribution tags




IRobertI's Low friction UM2 spoolholder is absolutely great, but i'm a perfectionist so i had to do some redesigns:
- the wheel has a guiding section, so it's easier to mount it on the thread.
- there is a cap that covers the bolt, the washer and the nut.
- the cone and the thread are one piece
- you need only two 608 bearings, one 140mm M8 bolt, one M8 washer and one M8 nut.
- higher bandwidth of spools that fit

For a perfect guiding of the filament use my self adjusting filament guide: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/filament-guide-21-25

Materials and methods

- printed from pla
- theoretically only the base (Basis) needs supports
- you need 2x 608 bearing
- you need 1x M8 hex bolt 140mm
- you need 1x M8 washer
- you need 1x M8 nut



Issues are used to track todos, bugs or requests. To get started, you could create an issue.


Mini fleurs de lis graphicsfairy008finalUbuntuBirdy added this to the Ultimaker Upgrade collection ago
2a67e00f199739915cdaceaf27193cf9?default=blank&size=40acr79 added this to the um2 collection ago
Mini fleurs de lis graphicsfairy008finalUbuntuBirdy commented ago

@JohsonChou - I'm sorry to hear that! I have also tried a few attempts, but this version has finally reached the desired tolerances for me.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to serve all the different settings in the slicer of all the different users with a reasonable solution.

And that's why every slicer has a scaling option ...

E0e6ac36352b5a945b95dcd0fb06f445?default=blank&size=40JohsonChou commented ago

poor tolerance, needs to hammer the bearing in and then the threads is extremely tight.

150g filament wasted and I would use the original design.

3f07db8af071677da6f74f86b02c7dc9?default=blank&size=40arkcle added this to the ultimaker collection ago
D8ac5ebeafc12ca23cc7de9a09268f73?default=blank&size=40Erock added this to the Things to Print collection ago
60c8691cedfcf939fc352716b43d5248?default=blank&size=40Chris Branson added this to the Printer Parts collection ago
Mini tuxJean-François added this to the ultimaker 2 collection ago
Mini screen shot 2013 07 15 at 6.49.36 pmErik de Bruijn added this to the Ultimaker 2 upgrades! collection ago
Mini luke armKeith Violette added this to the UM2 Mods collection ago
Mini fleurs de lis graphicsfairy008finalUbuntuBirdy published this design ago