Flashforge Dreamer custom spool stands

Hi all,

as it was pointed out in previous post we are discontinuing the 0.5kg spools. PLA and ABS is going to be on white spools and large black spools. Until we will fully migrate to large black spools.

Here is a custom spool holder for the Flashforge Dreamer. I haven’t had a chance to print it myself but since the large black spool fits inside the dreamer it should be ok for both – white and black spools.

2015-07-16 10.50.28 dreamer_bracket

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:652415

Aurimas

Aurarum spool sizes

I think this is long overdue.

So we have 3 size spools:

Small black spool. In general it holds 0.5kg/spool. We used to make PLA and ABS on them. Going forward only exotic materials (such as TPE, Nylon and other) will be on these spools.

 

 

small spool

 

Our standard spool size at this stage. Holds 1kg of filament. Used mostly for 1.75mm ABS and PLA. We still have some 3mm filament remaining on these spools. In the future once our stock of these spools is depleted we are going to move to large spools.

white spool

Large black spools. All our new 3mm filament production is going to be on new spools. These spools hold 0.9kg/spool. we have some 1.75mm PLA and ABS on these spools already as well. If someone wants to get these spools rather than the small can ask it during the order.

big spool

 

Hope it all explains everything.

 

Regards,

Aurimas

Flashforge Pro custom brackets

Hi All,

I thought some of you would be looking how to use our spools on the Flashforge Pro.

The issue is that the 2015 Pro uses 54mm brackets and even our big spools don’t fit on them.

So I thought I will make a design for replacement bracket. Actually two versions of it – one 32mm (our white spools) and the 52mm (our big black spools).

Please feel free to provide any feedback and/or changes modifications required.

The files are in attachment

 

Regards,

Aurimas

Software of my choice

Hi all – again 🙂

As you can imagine there are lots of 3D design software packages – some are free and some are paid. Some are more complicated some are easier to use.

Have you heard about Autodesk Fusion 360? The link is below.

It is really sophisticated design package. I would say it is maybe even better than the Solidworks. You can start with simple shape designs using standard extrude options or if you are advanced user you can use parametric designing. In such a case if you change one dimension the rest of the dimensions would be updated automatically. It save a lot of time. The other benefit of it is the timeline – you can go through the steps and change/revert back at any stage.

One of the most rare options is the thread designs. It is so simple to make the thread that you would be surprised.

The biggest difference between Fusion 360 and Solidworks is that the Fusion 360 is available for free to the hobbyists and/or education users.

And the link to the software is:

Autodesk Fusion 360

Have fun and remember that 3D printing is only limited by your imagination.

Aurimas