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SlantSpool Reusable Filament Spool

by Slant3D Apr 5, 2018
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Printed my first set of 2 sides for an order of several "KVP Filament Koil™ Performance PLA" coming.
Printed using a 0.6mm nozzle for speed since I do not care for looks on this.
T'was not a great idea. The gaps and fit seem to have been adjusted for 0.4mm nozzles.
Had to file away a thickness out of the tongues in order to get the 2 sides to fit and turn.
May want to add that detail to the print instructions.

Can it be scaled down in Cura to fit my smaller roll diameter of 75mm? I mean will it still work right?

Great idea.

Here's another vote for the master spool dimensions. Specifically 3D Solutech (http://www.3dsolutech.com/portfolio/project/3d-solutech-master-spool).

The refills I have from Filaments.ca do not fit this spool

You have Filaments.ca spools as being compatible... am I not mistaken that they're smaller? Just curious before I print out a set of these.

can you give me the dimensions of what coil this will hold?

So, is this compatible with refills intended for a masterspool?

Not yet. We plan to make that variant soon. All the suppliers of refills are listed.

Great idea.

Here's another vote for the master spool specifically 3D Solutech (http://www.3dsolutech.com/portfolio/project/3d-solutech-master-spool)

I just came across your spool. When you design one that is taking coils made for the MasterSpool (like for example the German producer DasFilament is selling), I would be in...

Generally, it would be nice to have one refill coil size, and you can choose from different spools (or make one from wood) to use those coils on...

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I don't run a huge farm, but I do have 4 printers going now and I've been playing with different Masterspool remixes trying to decide how to manage my filament. I love the idea of getting filament without spools, but that is not the main benefit for me. I want to use them to save space in dry storage (air tight containers with desiccant), split full rolls of filament for multiple printers, have uniform spools to go with matching spool holders on the printers, and make sure that the end of a spool of filament doesn't get caught and cause a print failure. I printed a masterspool 105% in XY and 95% in Z to make my own spools of filament with a simple hand winder. The larger size is to allow the spool of filament to fit on 100% scale masterspools later. I put reusable zip ties on the spool of filament and remove it from the oversized masterspool and place it in dry storage, or when in use, on 100% scale masterspools (I have 6 right now) for use on my printers. When I need to switch filaments on a printer between projects, I put reusable zip ties back on whatever spool of filament I'm not using and grab the others from the dry storage.

Anyway, that was a lot of background to say that I really like your spool idea (twist, one part, etc.) but the one thing from other masterspools I would miss in using this one is the slots for inserting zip ties underneath the filament. I'd also love to see the handy slots on the edges of the spool (more is better) for securing filament instead of just holes (which are hard to use when the spool is full).

Thanks for the feedback.

We left zip tie slots out because, with the latching system we use, depending on your printer, it can be difficult to get them aligned. And with the way that the refills are being manufactured, there are no zip ties that need slots.

As to the filament attachment points, we agree with you. More is great. Each half has two attachment locations. A standard 2 hole system and what we call a friction slot, similar to the Masterspool. When you put the two halves together you end up with 4 locations to place the loose end of your filament equidistant around the circumference of the spool.

Let us know anything else that comes up.