Yup Another Spool Holder - HAX

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LaserGnomes
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Yup Another Spool Holder - HAX

Postby LaserGnomes » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:27 pm

"Beta Holder Is Beta" - TAM



The whipping around was a bit annoying but manageable. It didn't create a problem.. until it did.


Problem Solved... mid print.

+2 points for mid print resolutions.

1 Heavy Paper Clip
1 Heavy Zip Tie
2 Minutes
0 Failures.
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Charles Xavier
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Re: Yup Another Spool Holder - HAX

Postby Charles Xavier » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:02 am

So in your spool set-up, the dowel rotates with the spool? How's the friction in the mount? Do you like this better than a loose spool on under-sized PVC?

LaserGnomes
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Re: Yup Another Spool Holder - HAX

Postby LaserGnomes » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:20 am

Actually the spool doesn't really spin.

The printed bearings roll before the rod does. We've also "cured" the rod with some lube/wood treatments to reduce sticking/stalls.

While printing full bed we had "whipping" where the filament would come unraveled and wind around the rod. Bad news bears! This has tamed the wild filament 100%. 8 hour print.. didn't have to touch the filament (normally warranted a check every 30-60m).

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Re: Yup Another Spool Holder - HAX

Postby Johnnytk36 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:34 am

LaserGnomes,

Nice quick mod.

Do you have a link to the filament guide you have attached to the lever?

Thanks

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Re: Yup Another Spool Holder - HAX

Postby LaserGnomes » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:55 am

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Re: Yup Another Spool Holder - HAX

Postby Johnnytk36 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:05 am

Awesome!

Thank You.

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Re: Yup Another Spool Holder - HAX

Postby Elijah » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:59 pm

I should just like to point out that on behalf of Type A Machines, Inc. We have an unspoken nomenclature policy against things that start with the phrase "EZ"

Because they usually aren't.

Edit: I kid, of course.

:P
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LaserGnomes
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Re: Yup Another Spool Holder - HAX

Postby LaserGnomes » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:29 pm

*Our file which is now private*
20m print.. no support... slips on... does the job.
Sounds pretty EZ to me.
We dub the names after use so as not to get caught in that kind of problem.**

*Turock's file which has been public since Nov*
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:33894



**Our naming was due to the alterations of Turocks original design which in our opinion made it easier to install and print. We rebuilt it in tinkercad to allow alterations such as larger arms, dual guide holes etc. based on Turocks design.
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