Fully 3D printable four bearings Spool Holder for 3D printer enclosure. This spool holder is optimized for easy spool change (no screwing/unscrewing needed).
First things first
Download the Spool Holder from Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4458183
How to print:
All parts can be printed without support, brim, or raft.
Print with 0.4mm nozzle.
- 1x Base – print with 0.3 layer height and 10% to 20% infill
- 2x Shafts – print with 0.3 layer height and 10% to 20% infill
- 4x Guide Wheels – print with 0.2 or 0.3 layer height and 10% to 20% infill
- 4x Gear Bearings – print with 0.2 layer height and 0% infill
I created two versions of the bearings. One version with 0.3mm clearance and one with 0.5mm clearance.
Use the 0.5mm version only if your printer can’t handle the 0.3mm version.
Abd with a spool on it:
How to assemble
The spool Holder in Action
Why I created this Spool Holder?
This is my old model fully 3D printable spool holder:
Find on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3893905
This spool holder works really great but has one problem. Spool changing requires multiple actions:
- unlock the bearings
- unscrew the nuts
- get the spool out
- put the new spool in
- screw the nut
- lock the bearings again
To simplify this process I decided to make a new spool where you can put the spool on it with one simple move.