1/2" PVC pipe for spool holder

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Agarr
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1/2" PVC pipe for spool holder

Post by Agarr » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:29 am

Hi, I have a question regarding making my own pipe for the spool holder that is included in the D300VS kit.
My plan is to 3D-print a simple pipe that will replace the PVC pipe (so I dont have to order that part), I found that the outer diameter is 21.33mm.
But what I can't find is the length of the pipe.

Does anyone know the exact length the PVC pipe for the spool holder in the D300VS kit should be?

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UltiBots
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Re: 1/2" PVC pipe for spool holder

Post by UltiBots » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:10 pm

250mm... Be careful with 3D printed pipe. If it breaks the spool will fall can cause damage or worse. Not recommended.
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Re: 1/2" PVC pipe for spool holder

Post by Agarr » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:18 pm

UltiBots wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:10 pm
250mm... Be careful with 3D printed pipe. If it breaks the spool will fall can cause damage or worse. Not recommended.
Hmm, that is a good point... Wouldn't want to hurt my precious printer!
Might end up buying a PVC pipe afterall, but if I had for instance a solid cylinder of PLA, it would be pretty strong.
I guess PLA is weaker than I first assumed since the weight of the spool is placed on the side of the cylinder which will be pretty weak, unless i print it laying down.

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Re: 1/2" PVC pipe for spool holder

Post by maxchu765 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:56 pm

Do you not have a hardware store near you? I don't see why you would print the piece when you could just get a piece of PVC for much cheaper.

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Re: 1/2" PVC pipe for spool holder

Post by Agarr » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:44 pm

maxchu765 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:56 pm
Do you not have a hardware store near you? I don't see why you would print the piece when you could just get a piece of PVC for much cheaper.
I'm from Europe, so I just assumed finding a PVC pipe in non-metric dimensions would be tricky, thats all.

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Re: 1/2" PVC pipe for spool holder

Post by UltiBots » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:21 pm

I would recommend purchasing PVC pipe with an OD around 22mm. Then scale the spool wedges to fit.
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