Unlockable loose Filament Spool

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Who doesn't know this problem: Tons of loose filament samples. Without spool, they are tangled up, and you certainly don't (want to) have a spool for each sample. For changing a sample it's needed to un-wind and re-wind the filament ... :-(

With this 3d-printable spool, it's possible to unlock the spool and simply remove the sample.

The spool is fully 3d-printable, and it's simple to assemble (without need of additional screws) - it just snaps together. Even its diameter is adjustable.

Video demonstrating assembly: https://youtu.be/UwStidcYbfc

Snap-Fit design re-used from: http://www.makesea.com/mashmar...

Hints for handling loose Filament:

  • Always rotate the spool when winding or unwinding the filament (no twist)
  • Fix some tape as a label at the END of the filament, note relevant print-settings
  • Keep start of filament away from spool, avoid tangling or over-crossing filament
  • Use filament cleaning sponge for printing, loose filament quickly collects dust

Print Settings Printer Brand: Ultimaker Printer: Ultimaker 2 Rafts: No Supports: No Resolution: 0.15 mm Notes: Printed with PETG

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