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Two Filaments One Holder (Filament Guide - Trick)


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Posted · Two Filaments One Holder (Filament Guide - Trick)

Hello,

I thought I'd share something I've been using and have had successful results with, I find this very useful because of the placement of my Ultimaker and honestly this isn't going to be useful for everyone but I thought I'll share regardless of that.

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I have a lot of use of normal Thermoplastics and Thermoplastic Elastomers and since my printer is right against a wall, turning and playing with it every time I need to change the filament is quite annoying. I basically took the spool my soldering wire came with and hot glued it right below the sticker as you can see, I usually put normal Thermoplastics ahead and the TPEs at the back as I have found TPEs in front to have a lot of resistance and have trouble feeding. I don't use the guide for the front filament as it just doesn't require but you can.

Since it's stuck via Hot-Glue there will be no residue on your printer and the bond between the solder spool and the printer is solid. It hasn't snapped even after 1 month of extensive use.

Very simple and perhaps insignificant mod but I just wanted to share as it made my life a little easier.

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