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Low friction spool holders, and dust filters


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Posted · Low friction spool holders, and dust filters

Hi,

I'm going to rearrange and upgrade my spool holder/feeder system, for dual extrusion and ease of access. I've been looking at this kind of models: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/universal-stand-alone-filament-spool-holder-fully-3d-printable

Is a low friction spool holder a good upgrade, and do you notice a difference in prints quality?

How about the dust filter? That look quite effective.

 

Also, I'm going to mount my spools about 1 meter above the printer, which also means about 1m away from the feeder motor. Will this "long" distance affect the print in a negative way?

 

Thanks for any answers :)

 

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    Posted · Low friction spool holders, and dust filters

    is this a UM2 or a UM?

    i've noticed a great improvement switching to a low friction spool holder.. distance from the feeder is not really a problem.. usually, the farther away, the more time the filament has to ease to it's new shape..

     

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    Posted · Low friction spool holders, and dust filters

    Why above the printer? As the line of entry of fillament is at the bottom?

    I did not like the fillament to far away from the printer. When i tried it on the ground about a meter away from the printer i had issues with some filaments unroll ing to much.. my current prefference is just a little lower than the default location..

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    Posted · Low friction spool holders, and dust filters

    I see your point. I have built a box around the printer, and i have it on the floor. Therefore it would make changing the filament easier with the holders on top. I would the direct the filament throigh aom tubing, in a way that makes it enter the feeder from the bottom.

    Ofcourse I could lift up the whole box, and have the filament beneath.

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    Posted · Low friction spool holders, and dust filters

    @olivier, can you add your printer in your profile settings? This way people wont need to ask at every new topic :)

     

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    Posted · Low friction spool holders, and dust filters

    @olivier, can you add your printer in your profile settings? This way people wont need to ask at every new topic :)

     

    Noted, and done ;)

     

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