Filament Clips

We discovered that if we just let the filament go “sproing” after we removed it from the printers that the filament could get tangled.  The problem is that reinstalling a tangled roll can lead to the extrusion stopping mid print.  Then you have a half-finished print that is most likely useless.  Thus was born our filament clips.  We downloaded a couple from Thingiverse, but they didn’t really do the job for us.   Below is a link to download our solution for the Afinia filament that we use.

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I also have a design for the Premium Afinia filament as well.  Just email



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