Ultra light VORON X-beam assembled from aluminum tube stock

Voron X / Y Carriage Overview.
Voron X / Y Carriage Overview.

When it comes to 3D printing using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology, there are two main groups of printers: Cartesian and CoreXY, the latter being the domain head who want to get the fastest print, much more courtesy of the tool head configuration. Less mass in the X / Y carriage assembly means it can run faster, which leads CoreXY FDM enthusiasts to experiment with carbon fiber, and a recent video [PrimeSenator] Where an X-beam made from aluminum tube stock is shown which weighs less than a comparable carbon fiber tube.

Since the CoreXY FDM printer moves only in the Z-direction relative to the print surface, the X / Y axes are directly controlled by the belt and actuator. This means that the faster and more precisely you can move the extruder head along the linear rail, the faster you can (theoretically) print. Ditching heavy carbon fiber for this milled aluminum structure on a Voron design CoreXY printer should mean less dynamic inertia, preliminary demonstrations show positive results.

The interesting thing about this ‘Speed ​​Printing’ community is that CoreXY FDM printers are theoretically superior in terms of accuracy (resolution) and efficiency (such as build volume). These are just some of the goal setting shareware that you can use when purchasing FDM-style printers.

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