Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
MrTechAgent

Two Filaments One Holder (Filament Guide - Trick)

Recommended Posts

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.

IMG_20160113_160427-2.thumb.jpg.b008691dfd238d1710a606a9141b0438.jpg

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.

IMG_20160113_143702-2.thumb.jpg.156723cd2d6ff699721b7cd7c401952b.jpg

IMG_20160113_144206-2.thumb.jpg.23b146e2ad592ea514058695d9027b81.jpg

IMG_20160113_144219-2.thumb.jpg.65886130661c9b06b5303f04deae8986.jpg

IMG_20160113_160427-2.thumb.jpg.b008691dfd238d1710a606a9141b0438.jpg

IMG_20160113_143702-2.thumb.jpg.156723cd2d6ff699721b7cd7c401952b.jpg

IMG_20160113_144206-2.thumb.jpg.23b146e2ad592ea514058695d9027b81.jpg

IMG_20160113_144219-2.thumb.jpg.65886130661c9b06b5303f04deae8986.jpg

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

  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura | a new interface
      We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. 
        • Like
      • 86 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies
×

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!