Customizable spool drawers to recycle empty filament spools

Meanwhile, my anycubic 3D printer printer is slowly getting hot and is almost permanently in use. The required filament is then consumed in the appropriate quantities. This raises the problem, what to do with the empty filament spools, throwing away would be too bad!

Surely there must exist a good and meaningful application. After doing some research, I found a solution. On thingiverse a design is available with which one can use the open-source software openscad to print a slot adapted to the respective coil dimension, which can then be used as a small parts box or similar. I’ve modified this design to my needs and also released it on thingiverse as a remix: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3198728

Thus, it is now possible to use the empty filament spools as a collection container for small parts. In addition, the so converted coils can then be stacked on top of each other and serve as a space-saving small parts magazine. Have converted to an old IKEA table leg made of metal, because the coils could be pushed with the inner diameter just above it and stacked so. The following photos show my solution:

Customized spool drawer from #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/make:573494

3D-Print of blocks of FlexMesh snapped together

The following hob cover was “clicked” together from parts of a thingiverse available design. The original design on thingiverse can be found here.

Photos of the finished print and assembled design:

FlexMesh blocks snapped together for cover of induction hob from #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/make:573264

3D printing of ceramic material – Exciting developments in the 3D printing sector

The Internet portal All3DP writes in an interesting article about a Kickstarter campaign to finance a low-cost 3D ceramic printer:

“As anyone who has sat for hours molding pottery by hand can attest to, ceramic 3D printing has the potential to provide the world of art and architecture with untapped creativity. At the moment, there is a finite amount of solutions involving ceramic 3D printing technology, but nonetheless, this niche market is growing steadily.”

 

All in all, a very interesting and worth reading report about this exciting development in the 3D area. Click here for the full article on all3dp.com.

Video: 3D- Print of double wall Tealight-Holder voronized, very beautiful and decorative !

3D-Print of a beautiful Tealight Holder printed with white PLA 1.75 mm.

It is double walled in Voroni- style that gives nice effects when a tealight is placed in it, the bottom is designed to hold a standard tealight.

Although i know PLA is not the best material for this object due to the higher temperature inside of a tealight, maybe i make another print in abs later. Object was sliced with CURA, no support, but raft needed for better bed adhesion and stability during the printing process.

Printed with anycubic i3 mega, 0.8mm nozzle, 195° nozzle temp, no heatbed, printing time was more then 5 hours, kaisertech filament white was used.

Link to the video ‘3d-print Tealightholder’ on youtube

For more information feel free to give me a comment, thumbs up on youtube would be nice 😉