Design of the Week: Filament Shelf Brackets

By on September 18th, 2023 in Design, news

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3D printed filament shelf bracker [Source: Printables]

This week’s selection are the Filament Shelf Brackets by freelance 3D designer Nick Meyer.

This is a simple shelf bracket, but it’s a brilliant design. The idea is to print two or more of these and mount them horizontally level on a wall. Then you slide a 3/4” pipe through the two slots. This creates a two-point rest for filament spools.

It’s possible to make quite a long shelf with this bracket, so long as you have two lengthy section of pipe. Meyer recommends 3/4” PVC, but any solid pipe of that diameter will work.

One commenter on the Printables entry used this design in a unique way: by using only a single pipe they were able to mount a spool and have it fed directly into a 3D printer below.

3D printed filament shelf bracker [Source: Printables]

The versatile design is simple to print and ideal for leftover filament.

This design could create a shelf with which you could corral quite a number of loose spools that would otherwise mess up your work area. At the same time they are quite accessible.

It is also possible to maintain dryness of these spools: you can bag the spools with desiccant as normal, and they still rest properly on the shelf.

I enjoy designs like this that are easily printed but yield incredible functional value. This is certainly one of those designs.

Via Printables

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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