Prusa i3 Spool Mount

Author: MarkBenson, published on 2013-03-11

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A spool mount that sits on the top of an aluminium plate Prusa i3


Print two plate mounts and two spool mounts. Cut 2 identical length M6 threaded rods and fit to each, with nuts and bolts, a plate mount and a spool mount. Cut a length of M8 threaded rod to carry your filament spool (with spool adapters – ) and press fit it into the spool mounts.

This does add some weight to the aluminium plate and does make the frame bend backwards. This may affect prints but I am still testing that.

Check back to to see how that pans out.

Ooops! Missed an STL – had two copies of the scad file for the spool mount. Added STL 29th March 2013.

License: Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-Commercial

Tags: aluminium, filament, holder, i3, mount, plate, Prusa, spool