Filament guide-ring

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HLA
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Filament guide-ring

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Hey folks,

One of the best things about 3D printing is leaving it overnight and waking up in the morning when all parts are nice and finished. Since I am using PLA-spools of different sizes, a reliable mechanism for unwinding these is critical. So here is a very simple solution for anyone using spools...

The attached picture shows a spool placed on a spool holder from Guillaume (small stand with a ball bearing). The trick is to mount a ring on the Al-extrusion which allows the filament to unwind smoothly from the spool. Simple as it is, but without the ring, I had some problems of the filament getting stuck somewhere and ruining my prints.

Mounting is easy using the spare parts supplied with the printer.

Best,
HLA
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Post by gfeliksdal »

Hi HLA,

This weekend I printed out your filament guide and it works very well. I end up placing it at a different location, but I now place the filament rolls behind the printer without the filament getting stuck somewhere.
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Thanks,

Kind regards,

Guillaume.

suraki
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Post by suraki »

Hi HLA,

It's simply the best! I am satisfied with it. :)
Do you print standing or laying position? And what printing options (speed, temperature, profile) would you suggest?

Best!

HLA
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Post by HLA »

Hi Suraki,

I am glad you like it :)

I place spools exactly as shown on the pictures above. Don't forget that the spool needs to rotate freely - use a spool stand with a bearing (608ZZ works like a charm).

"Normal Quality Profile" works well. Temperature depends on PLA, but it worked from 180-210, depending on your needs. E.g. 180 for good overhangs (=complex parts), and 210 for outstanding layer bonding (=strong parts).

Enjoy printing

cybor
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Post by cybor »

HLA wrote:Hey folks,

One of the best things about 3D printing is leaving it overnight and waking up in the morning when all parts are nice and finished. Since I am using PLA-spools of different sizes, a reliable mechanism for unwinding these is critical. So here is a very simple solution for anyone using spools...

The attached picture shows a spool placed on a spool holder from Guillaume (small stand with a ball bearing). The trick is to mount a ring on the Al-extrusion which allows the filament to unwind smoothly from the spool. Simple as it is, but without the ring, I had some problems of the filament getting stuck somewhere and ruining my prints.

Mounting is easy using the spare parts supplied with the printer.

Best,
HLA
Hi,
Where can I find the files for the spool holder ?

gobi
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Post by gobi »

Hi HLA,

just printed two rings yesterday, put them on the printer today and they work like a charm so far, thank you (:

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