How are people solving the spool size?


#1

The size of the spool for the top mount in the Flux is smaller than most “standard” spools how is everyone dealing with this issue? I rewound one of the spools I bought with the Flux but that was very tedious.


#2

print out or buy an external spool holder. There are some good ones that you print and rest on top of the printer.


#3

I agree with pmbroth.

Here is a link to a forum question about it:

This is one I might print:


#4

I printed the second one (Yet another spool holder for the Flux Delta )

I printed two rod diameters, 1 for larger spools and 1 for the flux spools. I find that I do not get any clicking by having the spool on a holder. I believe at least in my opinion there is less friction so the roll moves easily.


#5

The one you printed is the one I was going to recommend (the spool holder designed by kasperh123456). That’s the one I’m currently using and my favorite. I created a Flux Accessory collection, with some other spool holders as well.


#6

Exactly.
I even have a wood dowel that might work at home. (Save some filament haha)

There are ones that hang to the side.
Granted they are not bad, but I do not really trust having a weight on one part of my expensive printer. I wouldn’t want it to tip. (Even though I haven’t heard any horror stories, I still won’t risk it.)


#7

Sorry, no help from me about fitting the spools in the top. I use a cheap shelving system from my local DIY shop and bought an extra shelf support as a spool holder. It works really well. Just had to wrap a few cable ties around the support to make the spools slip round.
http://www.diy.com/rooms/living-areas/storage-shelving/wall-shelves/wall-mounted-shelving/DIY1255258.cat


#8

I’m not a rocket engineer, but I can promise you that simple is better


#9

Is that just sitting in the top? If so, I tried that and eventually it would fall over, usually falling onto the ground and rolling across the room, sometimes breaking my filament or causing the printer to jam.


#10

It kind of looks like it is sitting on top. I tired that with an unmarked spool got, it ended up being ABS, so I never got to try it extensively.


#11

it is simply sitting on the top, thx for the heads up @Milkdog, i will secure it somehow.

@Nordic_Rain It’s not ABS (fortunately) it’s color changing PLA from geeetech
http://www.geeetech.com/gradient-color-pla-filemant-p-946.html
first attempt will soon start. i have their pla-wood coming up next


#12

Lucky. I have about 8 spools that I got for cheap, all ABS. But until I get a heated bed, I’ll just keep them sealed up.
@Yarden I have been using wood PLA recently. I really like it. Mine is from Afina. It prints better then plain PLA so far. It sands and takes stain really well.


#13

ok, so you scared me a little. it’s one thing when i’m awake and aware but i don’t want to risk that at night…

so:

I had to use my brain, and i hate using my brain, so well done Milkdog.


#14

Just a note of caution, you may also need a new toolhead design as ABS needs higher temp. I would not run the present toolhead at 230C or above, I have seen to many instances of melted toolheads in this forum.


#15

Temperatures up to 235 degrees are possible without any melting toolheads. My experiences


#16

Really? That is good to know.
I too have seen too many melted heads. It is tragic really.


#17

I’ve found another cheap solution. I bought a €5 foldable hanger from amazon and it works perfectly!
I put some lubricant on the rod and taped the filament cable to the machine, because it got tangled with the filament.