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Upgraded Spool Holder

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Upgraded Spool Holder (MOST Delta: Athena)

This upgraded spool holder is made to be fully compatible with the current wire holding mount hardware included with the Athena Printer. The edges are rounded instead of square for better rolling/sliding on the surface. Also the larger radius on the upgraded holder is stronger than the original spool holder.

Original Author: Zachary Verran

Ugraded Spool Holder Mounted.jpg

Design and Printing


OpenSCAD was utilized for all modeling operations.


The stiffness of the component is driven by the infill percentage. Adjust as necessary to achieve your desired characteristics.

  • Print Parameters Utilized
    • Layer Thickness: 0.2mm
    • Skin Thickness: 1.0mm
    • Top/Bottom Thickness: 0.5mm
    • Temperature: 180C
    • Speed: 80mm/s (60mm/s outer contour)
    • Flow: 100%
    • Infill: 50%


Delta Dampener Installation
Placement. *Note: You may have to invert the printer to apply enough pressure.  
Fully Installed.  

Link to Files

The file repository is located on Thingiverse

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See Also

Open Source 3-D Printing Athena Printer Build Overview MORE Delta Mods]