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Posted · Ultimaker 2 spool holder is too short?

Hello, I am in a US school where we own an Ultimaker 2+. We recently bought multiple reels of PLA from matterhackers , who is an official retailer of Ultimaker products in the US. We realized however, that the reels came in 1 kg sizes as opposed to the 750 gram reels that come with the printer. This means that the wider and larger reels don't fit on the printer's reel hanger and must be awkwardly balanced and regularly turned or set on the table.

Is there any replacement hook for wider reels on the Ultimaker 2+ that I can find? I'd rather not have to drill holes in the printer's back and spend time to make a custom one. (we often need to carry the printer from room to room so an external holder is very inconvenient.)

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2 spool holder is too short?

    The most easy solution is to get the spoolholder that used to come on the Ultimaker2, it's the same as on the 2+, just longer.

    Your re-seller can probably still get it for you, and it's cheap (5,- euro in the Netherlands

    The Ultimaker partnumber is 1158 (spoolholder long)

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2 spool holder is too short?

    Or you could design one yourself and print that. You just need to copy the part that fits into the back plate, and for the rest you can choose whatever you like.

    Or take one of the versions on the internet: there are some with bearings. I have designed one with bearings for my machine too, but it won't fit for yours, as it only fits exactly one standard spool of 750gr.

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2 spool holder is too short?

    Thanks for the great replies and solutions! I managed to find a reel using the part #1158. Unfortunately, Matterhackers does not seem to have it available. I will be trying to contact them directly for options. I'm sorry that I took so long to reply.

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