Last edit: 13.Dec.2012, 22:17h

Spools from Plastic2Print

After receiving my PLA-spools from Plastic2Print there is one good and one bad thing about them: The good thing is, that the plastic is of a very nice quality and my Replicator 2 can print with it very nicely. The bad thing: They dont fit on the spool holder of the Replicator 2.

Makerbot Replicator 2 - PLA-Spool

Makerbot Replicator 2 - Spool holder

 

But there is a solution for that: Just print your own spool holder!
The first part was the most difficult one: I had to get some plastic from the new to the original spool. Get a hammer, put the grip into the spool and hold it with your legs. Now use some force to keep the PLA filament straight (this is important, otherwise it will tangle and will not be useable anymore!)

The in Hash Animation:Master v17 modelled and as a STL exported holder could be importated to Makerware and now I can print again without a problem with the new holder.