Owners of 3D printers that would like to upgrade their filament holder to something a little more functional, might be interested in a new 3D printed filament holder that has been released by the team over at CreativeTools.
CreativeTools have designed an awesome 3D printed filament holder that is capable of accepting different sized spools depending on your requirements and filaments.
Even though there are hundreds of filament holders available this new design by CreativeTools that been described by its CEO Paulo Kiefe as a ‘Universal Stand-Alone Filament Spool Holder’ includes innovative design features that make it stand out above the competition. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the 3D printed filament holder project and see it in action.
The design of the 3D printed filament holder allows it to accept either reels or loose filament depending on your requirements and stock available and includes a number of refinements to allow you to control the tension imposed on the filament as its pulled from the reel.
“A fully 3D-printable rotating stand for filament spools, designed to be easily made without the need for fasteners such as screws, nuts, shafts, glue, etc. Every single component in this spool holder comes right from your 3D printer’s filament.
The spool holder’s spindle is shaped to fit the vast majority of commonly used filament spools with shaft holes ranging from 16 mm to 62 mm in diameter. It is also compatible with spool-less filament coils. The spindle which holds the spool’s weight rotates on its own roller wheels, which makes it turn effortlessly.
The spool holder included an arm for filament guide tubes of both common sizes 1.75 mm and 3.0 mm. The arm also contains a pocket for inserting a piece of sponge which acts a a filament filter – thus keeping the filament clean and lubricated.”
The 3D printed filament holder is now available to download from the Thingiverse website and the discussion is available regards design over on the Universal Filament Spool Holder forum thread on the 3DPB website.