Ultimaker 3 Front Mount Filament Guide

Alternate guide for ease of use and preventing jams

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https://www.youmagine.com/designs/ultimaker-3-spool-holder

Description

I was frustrated by how the Ultimaker 3 stock filament guide works, especially with wider spools which jam up.

This front mounting filament guide is remixed off the original Ultimaker part: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/ultimaker-3-spool-holder

It simply clips on the front of the spool holder - the cable cover can not be used with this guide. The white insert from the original guide can be put in this one if wanted.

Materials and methods

Printing with 3 shells will make most of the areas pretty solid. I set infill around 40%. Supports are needed but set the overhang angle high (ie: 85 degrees) which will avoid supports for the openings at the very top.

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Comments

Mini screen shot 2013 07 15 at 6.49.36 pmErik de Bruijn printed this ago
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Printed on:
Ultimaker S5
Result:
Printed just fine on the S5. Chose 150 micron. I used PVA support to get really accurate supported surfaces.
Mini screen shot 2013 07 15 at 6.49.36 pmErik de Bruijn added this to the Ultimaker 3 upgrades! collection ago
Mini cd logoSean Charlesworth published this design ago