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Posted · Material suggestion for printing custom spool adapter

I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion for the type of material to use for printing a spool adapter for the UM3 series.

I have some T-Glase and when I opened it, I was surprised to find that it did not have the usual size. The clear I had before came as you would expect and fit the printer nicely. But this was the teeny one. I just wound it back onto a larger spool, but that is awkward and not a good solution. That stuff is sproingy as all get out.

So, while I am waiting for my print to finish (3 Days-1 hour to go) I designed a piece to fit onto the Spool holder that is already there.

So, what do you suggest. Materials at hand are ABS (hate printing with that though), PC (Like that, but this requires supports and not sure I want to waste a lot of time experimenting with PVA/PC solutions), Nylon, CPE+ and the basic PLA and PETG.

I am thinking that PLA is a non-starter and not sure if PETG is the thing to hold up for long periods of torque and pull. Nylon and CPE+ are supported with the PVA profiles in the latest Cura and will upgrade the firmware when the print is finished too.

Any suggestions?

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