If you’re switching between filaments, you need something to keep the spool from unwinding. This model set is incredibly useful: a super simple, super quick filament clip with variations for a bunch of different spool shapes and sizes. With a quick modification prior to slicing, it’s also very easy to print out multiples:
This model is fast enough and small enough that I end up using it to test new filaments or print settings, prior to running larger and longer prints. A model like this should be included in the SD Card that ships with the Prusa i3.
The low profile of the clip works well when stacking and storing spools. I wedge a bunch of spools together when I store them in an air-tight container, and I have yet to accidentally dislodge a clip.
- Source: 1.75mm Filament Clips
- Original License: Creative Commons – Attribution – Non Commercial
- Material: Hatchbox Yellow PLA 1.75mm / Prusa White PLA 1.75mm / Prusa Gray PLA 1.75mm
- Print Date: 2017/08/29
- Print Time: Quick / Untimed
- Slicer: Slic3r PE 1.36.2
- Slice Settings:
- 0.10mm Layers
- 20% infill – Cubic
- No supports
- Printer: Prusa i3 mk2