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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:573494Click here to read more
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:573264Click here to read more
I made one! Glasses case from #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:573076Click here to read more
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.Click here to read more