RepRap Adjustable Filament Spool Roller by schlem
I had everything I needed to make this laying around the Schlaboratory – so I designed and printed the bases.
Easily adjustable for any width spool.
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PLA can be tenacious stuff, and when you get toward the end of a spool, you may find that the spool doesn’t have enough mass to stay on the rollers if you are feeding sideways. Initially, I ran the filament UNDER the front threaded rod (with some padding to keep the threads from gouging), but I made a guide to mount under the front element that helps to pull the spool of filament DOWN, onto the rollers.
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You will need:
-2 – lengths of threaded rod (8mm or 5/16) I used approx 7-1/2″ or 190mm
– 4 – 608 bearings
– 4 – fender washers
-16 – nuts
-16 – normal washers
The photos should explain assembly better than anything I might write.
You may have to wrack (twist) the assembly to persuade it to sit flat, but it will stay flat after that.
|reprap_spool_roller.stl||Time: 5h 47m 49s||Filament used: 4.74515m|
|reprap_spool_roller_guide.stl||Time: 0h 45m 53s||Filament used: 0.648187m|
|reprap_spool_roller.stl||Time: null||Filament used: null|
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