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OmniStand Top Mount Filament Spool Stand

by BaronWilliams Mar 2, 2015
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Yep. Very good idea, but unfortunately affects print quality, as Z-axis starts to wobble because of spool mass. Maybe wouldn't be affecting it so much with lighter spools, but then again, you'd just fit them inside.

In the end I've fixed mine OmniStand on a wall half a meter above the printer. So I thank anyway, Mr.BaronWilliams!

I have a Dremel 3d Idea Builder. The print worked perfectly. I was using spool holders outside of the printer, half the time the filament would get tangled and break and then mess up the print. With this, My filament has not been getting tangled and my prints have been so much better. One thing to note is that the screws that came with the printer worked fine, I did not need to buy new screws. It holds everything together. I love this.

Nice concept and design. I ended up using different machine screws (no nuts needed) 4-40 x 1/2 (very similar size to recommended by creator). Would recommend anyone looking at the project to think thru all the options the creator has provided. I ended up building longer shaft then needed and even though I have the adapter/insert for a big spool, I don't think that is needed . . . I'm using large spool on the arm as depicted in the picture (picture as of 1/7/17 that is). Conceptually, I think an adjustable brace between the outside of rod down to the top of the printer, would help with stability. If/when I get to that stage of 3D print capility, I might try to add that in to the project. Must have for the FF Dreamer IMHO.


I printed two holder.

After that i became z-axis Wobble on my printed objects.
The printer puts the filament in vibrations and the holder deforms the plastic above the z-axis and moves it.

After I've dimount the holder, my prints looks much better.

The top of my Dreamer had screws and were set into the plastic of the top of the Z-axis screw holder rather than nuts and bolts. Trying to decide if I want to drill out the plastic at the top of the z-axis screw holder to put in the bolts you recommend, or to buy screws that are a bit longer and will work with no change to the Dreamer....

Hi, thanks for this spool stand...
Here my contribution :
I updated your Dreamer-Spool-Rod-125mm.stl by Dreamer-Spool-With-Filament-Guide, there: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1294264

because my filament go everytime outside of the spool during the printing process that which eventually block the thread and stops extrusion while finishing my blocked nozzle...

This filament guide help and resolve the problem...

Thanks again...

by encros

How about a spacer that will fit the Gizmo Dorks filament? It's got a 56mm center hole and are about 64mm wide.

How much plastic does it take to print the top mount with everything I need to hold 2x1kg spools at once?

The FlashForge Dreamer will be my first 3d printer and I'm wondering if the 700g ABS that comes with it will be enough or if I should buy another 700g roll before I can move on to 1kg ones.

I made some estimates as to the time and material required to print.






Total for two

Hopefully someone else finds this useful.

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yikes 2x spool stand need 14hrs to print :)

i got an estimate of 1:20 for 1 stand

That would likely be at a very low fill density. To support the weight of full reels you need at least 70% fill which will increase print time significantly. Worth it though, unless like me you find it warps right at the very end. Grrr...

Just printed the tall stand, 15.5 hr, and zero warping. Sorted by adding a wider rear fan guard plate to prevent the platform cooling when the rear fans kick in. I noticed when they do the platform temp dropped by 5 degrees. Now, with the wider plate fitted the platform only drops by 1 degree when the fans kick in. Result!!

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