Jump to content
lvl2contact

Spool holder for standard 1kg filament?

Recommended Posts

Posted · Spool holder for standard 1kg filament?

Hey everyone,

Just received my UM3. It has been quite the learning experience - some good some bad.

For one, it came with the feeder tension too tight and nothing about this in the setup guide. Lots of wasted and ground filament to figure that one out.

Anywho.. What is everyone using to hold standard 1kg filament spools? This alone has been a source of frustration so far. For such an expensive machine, it should include a standard size spool.

Thank you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited) · Spool holder for standard 1kg filament?

The printer comes with more narrow spools but they are more like samples. The spool holder still holds the standard sized 750g - 1kg spools

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Spool holder for standard 1kg filament?

It does not appear to fit non-UM spools. My MH Pro ABS spool only fits on one direction. I printed a top mounted single spool holder and so far it is serving its purpose for now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Spool holder for standard 1kg filament?

It does not appear to fit non-UM spools. My MH Pro ABS spool only fits on one direction. I printed a top mounted single spool holder and so far it is serving its purpose for now.

Did you use the file link to print a piece?

Another work around would be to flip the AA and BB cores in the slots and then flip the Print material and support material in the back to spool in the proper direction.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Spool holder for standard 1kg filament?

Most of my rolls are non-UM and all fit but there are some odd companies that make theirs slightly different.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Spool holder for standard 1kg filament?

Some spools have a hole diameter of 52-55mm, some a bit less. The latter can cause trouble with the material guide of the UM3. Even some UM spools (e.g. the spool used for TPU95A white without NFC tag) are affected. With a bit(!) of additional force they can be mounted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura 4.0 | Stable available!
      Ultimaker Cura 4.0 is mainly focused on the improved user interface and cloud integration.
      As always, we want to collect your user feedback for this release. If there are any improvements you can think of, feel free to mention it here and help us to shape the next release.
      • 96 replies
×
×
  • Create New...

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!