Simple filament roll holder

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Holmriis
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Re: Simple filament roll holder

Post by Holmriis »

Hi Kjetilei
I have tried to print your nice filament holder, but my print suffer from bad overhang. Is there any trick how to make a nice overhang? Like special speed or other adjustments?

Kjetilei
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Post by Kjetilei »

Hi Holmriis,

Thanks for the kind feedback :)

Sorry to hear about your print problems.

Experimenting a little bit with the support settings in the slicer should make it possible to print it properly (I can't remember if the version I have included in this thread includes "fake" support or not - the first version I printed had "support" embedded in the part but I have since switched over to using support added through the slicer).

The last version I printed needed 10-15 seconds of cleaning and printed nicely.

I'll see if I can take a photo of the underside tomorrow. It would also help if you could post a photo of the problem.

Holmriis
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Post by Holmriis »

I think I need to study more about the slicer settings. I will upload a picture later when back in the workshop.
Thanks

twicx
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Post by twicx »

Just printed the parts off. Fits PERFECTLY!! The raft inside the hole of the adaptor was a little tricky to remove, but once out, it works like a charm. I've to go get a 608 bearing tomorrow, but so far it's looking good. I have mine mounted at the bottom rail, next to the powersupply, and then a guide ring on the outside of the main vertical beam, and then it feeds in at the top. I wasn't keen on having it on the top frame really. Still, excellent work. I'm very impressed!

Kjetilei
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Post by Kjetilei »

Hi twicx,

Thanks for the nice feedback! Do you have a photo of your setup that you could post?

Do note that the bearing will fit a bit loosely on the plastic part, meaning that the filament roll can wiggle a little bit. In practice it doesn't mean anything but I have thought about fixing it "just because..." I could also create a short version since one does not need the clearance mounted on the bottom rail.

Makron
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Post by Makron »

This holder is BRILLIANT thx !



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Kjetilei
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Post by Kjetilei »

Makron:

Thanks for the nice feedback and happy printing!

fgroeli
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Post by fgroeli »

Hi guys,
I'm new to all this, but I tried out your roll holder (had to make a bit of an adjustment to accommodate the larger inner radius of the roll) - don't you get the problem that when the print head moves underneath the roll (lots of "slack" in the filament) that lots of filament comes off the roll and basically causes a big mess?
Appreciate your feedback.
Cheers

Hugues
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Post by Hugues »

fgroeli wrote:Hi guys,
I'm new to all this, but I tried out your roll holder (had to make a bit of an adjustment to accommodate the larger inner radius of the roll) - don't you get the problem that when the print head moves underneath the roll (lots of "slack" in the filament) that lots of filament comes off the roll and basically causes a big mess?
Appreciate your feedback.
Cheers
I do experience this problem. But with PLA or a filament with similar stiffness, there is a little trick explained in the first posts of this thread: you need to insert your filament by twisting it 270 degrees first counterclockwize, there is a short youtube video showing it.

But that trick does not help so much with softer filament like Arnitel. So i will probably move my spool in a vertical plane instead of horizontal so i can accommodate all type of filament.
Hugues
Regards from Switzerland

satoer
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Post by satoer »

I've designed a horizontal fillament holder. You can download it here: http://www.felixprinters.com/forum/view ... p?f=7&t=90 I've shortend the vertical bars and it still works great. So you don't need the long bars like the pictures.
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