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Feederbot (DIY Filament Rack)

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FEEDERBOT

I made a filament rack and wanted to share the parts list and diagram so people could make their own. I spent a long while testing with spool sizes from all the usual suspects and this setup seems to work well with all.

The 3/4" pvc pipe (actual outer diameter 1" or 27mm) fits the smaller 33mm spools (Octave, MatterHackers) and the larger 52mm spools (MBI, Protoparadigm).

One Note:

I sell this rack fully assembled and it includes the red threader cap that cleans the filament in some of the photos. Unfortunately since that part is patented I can't share it here. (http://www.feederbot.com)


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3/4" PVC PIPE

You can use hardware store 3/4"PVC Schedule 40 pipe.

I use furniture grade PVC pipe - it's much more expensive but the high gloss finish produces very little friction when the spools are doing their thing.

www.Lowes.com

www.Formufit.com

I suggest dry fitting all pieces THEN use PVC pipe cement on all parts.

The cement dries in 30 seconds - so be careful with this step.

In total you will need 1 x 10' length 3/4" PVC pipe cut down to:

1 x 15" (front foot)

1 x 10"

2 x 8"

4 x 7"

2 x 6"

2 x 5"

6 x 4" (5 of these are the spindles that the spools hang on)

2 x 1.5"

4 x 3-way elbow

5 x tee

1 x cross

3 x 90 degree elbows

5 end caps

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: PDF and STL Folder details Close
    • fb-threader-body.stl
    • fb-threader-cap.stl
    • measured.pdf
  • Publication date: 2021/07/25 at 01:04

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