29 Dec '14, 12pm

Ingenious Filament Spool Holder Keeps Your 3D Printer Printing

Ingenious Filament Spool Holder Keeps Your 3D Printer Printing

If you have a 3D printer, chances are, the company you bought it from skimped out on the design of their filament holder. It’s okay though, it’s not like having a toilet roll holder for your spool will result in failed prints… oh wait… We don’t normally share projects like this because, gasp, it’s not really a hack , but this completely 3D printed filament spool holder by [Creative Tools] is actually quite amazing. It’s been designed to fit pretty much any kind of spool of filament you can imagine, as well as no spool at all. But what impresses us most is how the entire thing is 3D printed or makes use of 3D printer filament. No fasteners, no nothing. Stuff like using rubber filament instead of grippy foot pads, and hard filament as the axles with 3D printed wheels for the quasi-thrust bearing used to support and rotate the spool. All the parts are available over at Thingi...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/12/29/ingenious-filament-spool-h...

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