Jump to content
jeex

Better filament roll holder

Recommended Posts

Posted · Better filament roll holder

What the f... is the name of that black thing on the back of the UM2 that holds the filement?

Whatever it is, it is broken. The tiny thin thingy it hangs on just snapped.

Is there a better design for the filament-role-holder-thing? Or can i download the current design and improve it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited) · Better filament roll holder

Yes, spool holder. Thanks you both. The standard black thing is a bit flimsy. The whole weight hangs on a thin piece of plastic.

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Better filament roll holder

The weakest link in all three designs is the flimsy part that has to carry the weight. There must be a better way.

weakest-link.png.abfb80b3dee2efec21bced99b50809df.png

weakest-link.png.abfb80b3dee2efec21bced99b50809df.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Better filament roll holder

you can also look at a design that takes the spool off the back of the UM. this has the added advantages of not relying on the flimsy thin plastic bit holding it to the UM and you can get the filament into a better alignment with the extruder stepper motor. just look up universal filament stand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Better filament roll holder

First time I have heard one break there. I have put a lot of force by accident on mine and it never broke. Maybe your molding had a defect?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Better filament roll holder

I did not print it myself. But in design it is by far the weakest spot of the thing. Very thin.

I now have a broom stick hanging one meter under the ceiling with all my rolls of PLA. I just grab the color I need and pull the wire down.

But still, i'm trying to find a more solid solution for this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Better filament roll holder

I had one printed laying around from the low friction spool holder I don't use anymore (use my rail system now, search "U2RS" on YouMagine.com) .

I may not be very strong :) but I can't break it even if I want to ... there is nothing 'flimsy' about this design IMHO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Better filament roll holder

I printed iRoberts design it is one of the best things I did. I have the original lying around if you want it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!