Ultimaker 2 - 36mm Spool Holder v1.2

This was designed for the spools shipped by MakerFarm, which have an approximately 36mm hole, which doesn't fit the stock Ultimaker 2 spool holder.

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This is a single-spool design, but I wrote parametric source, so if someone needs a longer, wider, or thinner spindle, I will gladly generate additional models.

v1.0 held the spool as I added features to and printed this version.

v1.1 enjoys a better spindle end stop, chamfered spindle cuff offset, and a small rail on the mount's upper tab to improve leveling.
v1.2 boasts a slightly longer spindle, improving spool compatibility (thanks to gbo for the suggestion!)

I didn't cut away as much as I could, but since only one is needed, I opted for solidity.

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Ee338c34aedaf5637e53846549881637?default=blank&size=40vince805 added this to the Ultimaker 2+ collection ago
Mini frederiekFrederiek Pascal commented ago

awesome Solonari, thanks a lot.

I will print the model asap and keep you posted.

Thanks again! ;)

Mini lake profile imagePeter commented ago

Uploaded the modified file. Since there is a small lip at the end of the holder, I set the spindle's diameter to 50mm so you can fit it on there. The spindle length from the inside of the bevel to the edge of that lip is 101.5mm, so you shouldn't have any trouble getting it to sit down on the spindle.

That being said, if you have any suggestions for improvement, or a "better fit" for a spool with a given inner diameter or width, I am all ears and more than willing to adjust my equations. I confess that I designed this for my own use and simply smiled that it worked "well enough." But since I've put the model out there, I'd like to make sure that it meets your needs, not just my own.

Mini lake profile imagePeter commented ago

Sorry for the delay - been a fun few days.

I checked the Colorfabb site to make sure I had the right spool size.

They're showing a 52mm inner diameter, and showing 102mm width for the XL spools.

https://support.colorfabb.com/support/solutions/articles/13000003167-what-is-the-size-of-the-spools-

I'll drop the ID down a notch so it should fit the spool, and I'll widen it out to about 102mm.

Mini frederiekFrederiek Pascal commented ago

Will you put an STL online for a spool with 100mm width? :-)

Mini frederiekFrederiek Pascal added this to the things to make collection ago
Mini frederiekFrederiek Pascal commented ago

Hello Solonari, Thanks a lot!

The inner diameter of the big spool is 53mm and the width is 100mm. I would prefer 2 STL's, one for a spool with diameter 53mm and one for a spool with 52mm diameter... Cause I want to avoid friction on the spool holder.

cheers!

Mini lake profile imagePeter commented ago

If you've got the dimensions (diameter of the spool hole, width of the spool), I'll gladly see about tossing another STL on the stack for those. :)

So far, it looks like it's probably an inner diameter of 53mm and the spool is about 54mm wide, so I'll see about putting up a new STL. Let me know if your spool is different.

Mini frederiekFrederiek Pascal commented ago

hey, can create an STL with a spool holder for the big colorfabb (2.2 kg) spools to fit? :)

B28cb159682ad20132fa9795802a2424?default=blank&size=40KnoxGifted added this to the EdTech collection ago
Mini 1385678 10205070354299244 1008455131394468774 nJAT.MN printed this ago
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Printed on:
Ultimaker 2
Result:
Came out great! used only 15% infill and its very strong!
Mini 1385678 10205070354299244 1008455131394468774 nJAT.MN added this to the Ultimaker v2 collection ago
Mini martin gertsen 2013Martin Gertsen printed this ago
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Printed on:
Ultimaker - The Ultimaker 2
Result:
Very good!
Feedback:
Printed with PLA on Ultra Quality. Build time 14 hours.
Mini lake profile imagePeter published this design ago