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My filament holder useable for single and dual Felix x.x

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:53 pm
by frankjoke
Dear all,

My Felix 3.0 came with one filament holder which did not work for me.

My idea was to make one which is actually attached to the stable stand on the right side and to reuse the two ball bearins which came with printer.

I therefore constructed a a thin holder which I can use for Filament with small hole (like the Nylon) and a roll which fits on it together with the bearing for the big Filament rolls.

How it looks:
2 holders mounted<br />Printer is printing ...
2 holders mounted
Printer is printing ...
You see that I made also a guide by cutting another self printed filament cleaner ring which I cut diagonally on left side to bring in Filament.
The Guide
The Guide
Here are the scad files:
MYFH3.ZIP
The holder scad
(1.12 KiB) Downloaded 76 times
As I needed 2 I used standard M6 20mm screws to fix the holder and I used standard additional bearings I bought in Amazon http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B004FBKX6Q.

Maybe you like it as well, no Filament falling off roll anymore and easy extrusion without friction on Filament...

Re: My filament holder useable for single and dual Felix x.x

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:23 pm
by Makron
Frank can you tell me the distance between the nozzles ? is it 16 ?

Re: My filament holder useable for single and dual Felix x.x

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:58 pm
by frankjoke
The physical distance should be 20mm.
But in slicer don't enter any distance because the printer adjusts for it automatically with Tool change (T0,T1).

The effect is that if you work as single extruder with T0 only your x-bed-size is actually 250 and with second extruder you get only 238!

I therefore created different printer settings for single and dual extrusion.

Anyhow, if your distance is not 20 then you need to adjust setting in printer as described in manual.

Re: My filament holder useable for single and dual Felix x.x

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:05 am
by Makron
I Dont have a 3.0 but made a dual extruder of my own and its 32mm so was just figuring out how to set it in the firmware ;)

Re: My filament holder useable for single and dual Felix x.x

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:55 pm
by frankjoke
Dear all!

I just created a new spool holder for use with M8 bolts+nuts.
The SCAD file
The SCAD file
I uploaded the project to http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:251144

p.s.: you may be interested on other slip in tools for Felix: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:244926