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Filament Dry Box

by 80am33 Dec 27, 2016
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kind of a weird request... but could you measure the BOTTOM width? I can find online specs, but I assume they are for the wider top

Hey 80am33, you mentioned needing spacers for in between the spools? I printed these for mine @ 80% and they work perfectly. I killed the print 3/4 of the way though because I decided they didn't need to be so wide, too...

Anyway, these: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:26400

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by jetty

I tried something similar. The biggest problem is while you are using one spool, this design affects the others, and they will turn. If you don't use a strong enough rod, then the rod will bend.

I considered mounting other parts in the box, however the box sits above the printers, and one could be running at the time when you need to change something.

In the end, I made separate holders and cut the rod to lengthen. I only use the filament exit/feeder tube holder on the entrance to my enclosure. Having one on the box guarantied that something wouldn't feed correctly, bend the tube, and cause tension.. I also drilled the hole bigger, so a bowden tube would pass thought the fitting. The plastic for this connector will cause a different drag than the bowden that leave the box and goes to the printer. If you don't use a tube, you are asking for bad prints.

cool ideas. I havn't noticed any issue with the pvc pipe bowing under the weight of 6 full spools. I also haven't had the issue with one spool rubbing on another, but I did expect to when I made the box. I just figured I would run it without any spacers between the spools just to see and it seemed to work. On thing about my set up is that it on the floor and the printer sits above it, on a table. maybe that makes a difference maybe not.

Well, I used a metal rod and bearings, like the other box. The long rod just wasn't strong enough. I didn't want drag from the spool is why I did this. In the end, I just figured for these reasons, easy on changing spools, adjustments once things are in place, separation of the spools, Bowden tubes leaving the box to enter an enclosure that I don't want bent; I opted for setting spool holders in the box and feeding from there. Wasn't going to pay for hatchbox ones so I just mimicked the design some. Still use bearings and a tapered spool holders to deal with different size spools.