Creative Tools - ECOrefill Reusable Spool
FYI: This design can be downloaded for free from Thingiverse, so you can 3D print the spool yourself. If you prefer not to 3D print it yourself, you can purchase this product and we'll happily do it for you. Pictures show spool 3D printed with ECOrefill PLA Copper 800g. Filament mounted on spool is ECOrefill PLA Pink 800g. Cable ties not included.
This reusable filament spool is designed for our environmentally friendly ECOrefill filament. The filament is delivered without a spool, held together with zip ties. The idea is that you use this reusable spool to help conserve the natural resources.
This spool is designed to use as little plastic as possible, and can therefore be printed on 3D printers with as small build platforms as 11 x 11 cm (for example FlashForge Finder). That's why we decided to use the filament's cardboard box as the spool's side discs. Does not fit the spool holders of the Flashforge Creator 3.
- The spool is designed to be used together with the cardboard box that the ECOrefill filament is delivered in. Simply cut the box along the dashed lines, to create the spool's sides
- The spool consists of two identical halves. Put the halves together – with the filament in between – using zip ties or something similar that you have lying around.
How to assemble ECOrefill's reusable spool
Download and 3D print yourself
Download the stl file from Thingiverse, if you want to 3D print the spool yourself.
This spool can be used with other spool-less filaments
This spool can of course also be used with other filaments delivered without plastic spools. As it is designed to be used together with the cardboard box, we've uploaded a template for cutting the box. The template can be downloaded from the Thing Files on Thingiverse.