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How to handle loose coils of filament?


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Posted · How to handle loose coils of filament?

I received coils of filament not on a spool. I first tried putting the coils on the floor but they got tangled. I started feeding from the outside of the coil, should I have started with the inside of the coil? I then hand coiled the filament onto a spool. It took 2 of us an hour (lots of tangles). I am sure there is an easy way but I am not finding it. Can anyone offer some suggestions?

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    Posted (edited) · How to handle loose coils of filament?

    I have different sample coils, small ones from ColorFabb and larger diameter from Faberdashery, not wanting to self plug but for a small sample length of 5m I use the filament  hook that the filament just runs over, works fine with under 10m

    https://www.youmagine.com/designs/dovetailed-mounting-system/embed

    For larger amounts I designed this assembly, you can make as many arms as you want or need, the first time I unpack a new loose spool I carefully load it on coil by coil, 5 minutes well spent, when finished with I use some little clips with loom bands to keep the spool together, my spool holder arms pivot allowing for easy loading and unloading of loose filament.

    Hope these are of help, Izzy

    https://www.youmagine.com/designs/comprehensive-filament-holder/embed

    https://www.youmagine.com/designs/taming-loose-filament/embed

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