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Voron Zero 0.1 with bowden setup


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Hi everyone,

Having never owned a bowden printer I am wanting to know the pro's and con's of bowden over direct drive, and if there would be much of a difference between the two when installed in a V0.1

I ask as I have a customer who is very particular about the exterior surface quality on a 150mm tall  abs box enclosure I print for them. I use my V0.1 (direct drive) as I normally like to print them one at a time and only ever have a few to do each job. My V0.1 suffers from the 'inconsistent extrusion' issue and I have never been able to reduce or fix the problem. I am very tempted to try going to a bowden setup, the default V0.0 setup with pocketwatch.

I'm interested to know what issues or difficulties I might be getting myself into with going this route.


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I don't know if you have seen this vidoe from Teaching Tech outlining the benefits and disadvantages of both:

Going to bowden will lighten the toolhead and you'll have an external extruder which may rectify the "inconsistent extruder" issue.

It will also depend on the quality of the extruder you will be using. Well worth a try

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