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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

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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