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Help Design a better Ultimaker 2 Reel Holder

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Help Design a better Ultimaker 2 Reel Holder.

As I mentioned before because the new reel holder has a lip that stops the reel from moving... this lip is so far away from the back of the printer, that fresh springy filament can jump out of the reel and down between the reel and the back plate.. causing clogging..

so we need to create a nice clean solution for this problem..

Ideas gentlemen ? :-)

I wonder would ultimaker give us the 3d model of the existing new reel holder.. we might be able to hack that and make a really nice printable upgrade for ultimaker2.

Ian :-)


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The frame already has holes for a filament guide and it works really well.

It was apparently meant for future dual spool setup and was only available on some pre-production units (of which we have one).

The filament guide is supposed to go into the lower back holes and it works very well. I have a couple of hundred of hours of printing already with this.

I already recommended that they should include it.

It should not be too hard to print one that is designed for those mounting holes; most likely I can put up a picture tomorrow.

I only found a picture from far away put I hope it explains what I mean:

Filament guide example For fellow UM2 owners




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not so much difference, i got no problems before with it, but cud be happend, and basicly makes me feel safe for long prints, also needs to be fit a bit. the first models i made with the same diameter then spool hole notice i broke a couple, then made it bigger then the guide goes a bit to the right up than also its better to guide trow the natural way of the filament,

medium image2

cud be great a light version then fits on the back betwen the spool holder and the back panel with an "L" form, for gently fits the two spools with two hole filament guide on the middle area of the spools...without need to unmont the guide holder everytime you change the filament spools :-P


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