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Universal Spool Holder

Spool providers (for some reason) sell 3d printing filament in all sorts of spool diameters. This spool holder design solves that issue. Designed by me for a challenge in Thingiverse. I didn't win, but this thing works like a charm. Download -> Thingiverse Page


Requirements:

  • work with majority of the spool in the market
  • fully printable
  • minimal parts and assembly

Problem and motivation:

  • Internal, external diameter and height change from spool to spool.

Results:

  • Three piece design. Easy to assembly and adjustable.
  • Tear drop design allows for self locking.
  • Minimal mass reduces printing times.
  • Wide base guarantees stability.
  • All parts can be printed in a single operation.

 

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