External reel/spool stand


#1

I’ve started to NOT mount the reel/spool in the top of the Flux and started mounting on an external stand.
This is the stand that I designed some time ago as an external reel/spool stand for a Robox but with a new core to suit the smaller hole in the Flux spools.
Available from here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1457393


#2

I set up the first tests with a spool of Inland filament from Amazon, and I discovered something unexpected – the Anycubic acrylic spool holder from Amazon fits on the ‘shoulders’ of the spool recess in the top of the Flux. The filament exits the underside of the spool and into the feed mechanism, but there’s no clever balancing act required.