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Replicator+ Secondary Filament Feed

by muzz64 Jul 30, 2017
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Can you modify the spool holder length to support wider 3rd party filament spools? Basically it needs to be about 1/2" (12.7mm) longer to support most common 3rd party filament. or provide the design file?

I've set this up for you but won't upload it until I know it prints okay... but there is no reason it should have issues. Message me your email address and I'll send it for you to test print.

Where did you snag your extra tube? Any chance you can share a link?

I'm fortunate enough to have a contact in China who arranged 5 metres for me for about $10 from memory. However if that hadn't been available to me I would have got another genuine one. They are available as a spare part. There are also people out there selling it. .. just search for a local suppler of Teflon tube. I'D 2.25mm / OD 4.0mm from memory.

I hope this helps

Thanks tons! Found some on Amazon 2mm ID and 4mm OD. Since the filament is 1.75, I am betting that will be fine. Even prime so I will be able to share results by Wed.. =)

LOL... I was admiring the design... then figured out it was you Muzz! ALWAYS love your work!

Thanks. .. things like this are handy to have and save time. Have an idea / need something. .. that's why we 3D print

Despite being designed for the Makerbot Replicator + I was wondering if it would work on a regular fifth gen replicator. Great design.

Unfortunately the 5th Gen filament drawer fits differently so the design posted won't work. However, I have a file for a 5th Gen rear hanging spool holder on file. If you message me your email address I'll send it. You will need to use automated support to print it. It fits in a slightly different place but achieves the same thing.

Hey nice design, but why not just put it on top?

You can if you want... this just slots nicely onto the back (out of sight) and uses the same length guide tube etc. If you're someone who does multi-color prints often it works great. However, I'm aware of the freestanding holders you can sit on top / beside a machine. This is smaller and model specific... everyone to their own...

thanks for the reply, I just thought it would be easier to load from the top than from the back just my opinion though :)