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How to attach the roll of 3D Printing Filament?

Is there a place to attach an entire role of filament on the Boxyz?

FYI - I have a role of Hatchbox 1.75mm PLA filament (blue)

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There's nothing currently to mount it directly on the machine. However, here's a great spool holder for cheap, I imagine it could be mounted on BoXZY with a small hack:

http://www.amazon.com/HATCHBOX-Spool-Pri...

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I'll probably end up making one on the Boxzy but in the meantime I made do with a piece of one inch dowel in my bench vise. Just had to line the Boxzy up on the bench so the filament was being pulled perpendicular to the dowel.

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I have ordered it. I will plan to update this thread with comments depending on how well it works. Thank you!

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Awesome, Happy to help! Looking forward to hear how well it works for you.

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Ultra low budget version.

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That is what I am using. It just works.

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I bent a wire hanger to hold hang the spool from my wire shelves and it feeds to boxzy from there. I'll hopefully be replacing it with something that uses bearings.

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A friend of mine showed me his FLUX 3D printer and the reel just lays in the plastic box at the top of the printer. No bearing, not even a slippy surface. I don't envy that little feed motor.

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