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Universal Ultimaker 2 Spool Holder
This is a universal Spool Holder for the Ultimaker 2(+) and is easy detachable while holding a spool. This makes it easy for people who don't have good access to the back of their printer.3D printer parts and enhancements
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Now updated to V2. (changelog below)
The Spool Holder can hold spools with an inside diameter from 39mm up to 70mm and a maximum width between 95mm and 125mm (depending on the inside diameter).
The tread used to clamp the spool is a multi pitch thread (multiple starts, like a jar of jam) so the travel per revolution is 3 times as much. This makes putting on the nut easier and you don't have to make as much revolutions to clamp the spool.
Changelog Update V2: I made the tolerances bigger so there should be no more problems with parts that don't fit. I also improved the strength of the Threaded Cone V2 so it wont brake when you tighten the treads hard. This resulted in an increase of the minimum inside spool-diameter that can fit (was 33 now is 39).
In the "Files V1 (old model).zip" you can find the files before the update.
I also uploaded the .gcode files I used to print the V2 model. I know these files work on Ultimaker's 2 and 2+ (Maybe on the Ulitmaker 3 as well)
I used the Low friction spool holder by IRobertI as inspiration.
The Solidworks and step files are also available.
(this video is taken from the old V1 model, the new one works just as well)
Materials and methods
I used Cura 2.5.0 to slice.
I printed everything in PLA, the tolerances in this model don't work with ABS.
General settings I used:
- Nozzle diameter 0.4mm.
- Speed 60mm/s for all parts except for ''Long Tube'' and ''Short Tube'' use 30mm/s for those.
Make one of every part except for the "Plastic Bearing" you need to of those.
Print all parts in the the original orientation.
Use support for the part ''Printer mount''.
It is also recommended to print the parts: "Printer mount" and "T-piece" with 100% infill. When you use very heavy spools this is NECESSARY.
You also need:
- M8 threaded rod 145mm long.
- 2x M8 nuts to assemble.
- If possible I recommend Tread locker (LOCTITE) on the nuts.
If you use Cura to slice:
Slice the the parts ''Long Tube'' and ''Short Tube'' with a shell thickness of 1.1mm so you don't get infill lines. (this is faster and the quality will be better)
You can also use my .gcode files.
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No Problem then I Print it in PLA Thanks :-)
Marc M, Yes I did print it in PLA. The Ultimaker 2 doesn’t compensate for the amount of ABS shrinkage. In my opinion there is no good reason to print this design in ABS (will also add this to the description)
I tried it to print in ABS but the Tolerances to small! Have you print it on PLA?