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  • Comparing Voron 3D Printers: Features and Recommendations

    As 3D printing technology has evolved, several printer models have become popular among hobbyists and professionals. One such series of printers is the Voron lineup. Known for their exceptional build quality, performance, and open-source nature, Voron printers have become a favorite in the 3D printing community.

    In this in-depth guide, we will compare all the different Voron printer models, examining their key features, strengths, and weaknesses. We will also discuss how these printers have evolved and improved over time. By the end of this comprehensive analysis, you'll clearly understand which Voron printer is the best choice for your specific needs.

    Voron V0: The Compact Powerhouse

    The Voron V0 (official documentation) is the smallest model in the series, designed for those who need a compact yet powerful 3D printer. Despite its small size, the V0 has an impressive build volume of 120x120x120mm and features a CoreXY motion system, providing fast and accurate printing.

    Key Features:

    • Compact size: The V0 is perfect for small workspaces or limited space.
    • CoreXY motion system: Enables fast, accurate printing with minimal artifacts.
    • Open-source design: Allows for easy customization and modification.

    Voron V1: The Versatile Performer

    The Voron V1 (official documentation) is a versatile 3D printer, offering a larger build volume and additional features than the V0. With a build volume of 250x250x250mm, the V1 is suitable for a broader range of projects while maintaining a compact footprint.

    Key Features:

    • Larger build volume: Provides more flexibility in print size and complexity.
    • Magnetic bed: Allows for easy removal of prints and improved adhesion.
    • Enclosed print chamber Enhances temperature control and minimizes warping.

    Voron V2: The Professional's Choice

    The Voron V2 (official documentation) is the flagship model of the Voron lineup, designed for professionals and enthusiasts who require a high-performance 3D printer. With its large build volume of 350x350x350mm and advanced features such as a belt-driven Z-axis, integrated electronics, and quad gantry leveling, the V2 is perfect for those who demand the best in 3D printing.

    Key Features:

    • Large build volume: Allows for the creation of large, complex models.
    • Belt-driven Z-axis: Provides smooth, precise motion and reduces maintenance.
    • Integrated electronics: Simplifies wiring and reduces the risk of electrical issues.
    • Quad gantry leveling: Ensures optimal bed leveling for improved print quality.

    Voron Switch wire: The CoreXY and Cartesian Hybrid

    The Voron Switchwire (official documentation) combines the best features of CoreXY and Cartesian printers into a single, powerful machine. With a build volume of 250x250x250mm, the Switchwire offers the precision of CoreXY motion with the simplicity of a Cartesian frame. While it may not be as advanced as the V2, the Switchwire still delivers excellent performance for its price point.

    Key Features:

    • Hybrid motion system: Delivers the advantages of both CoreXY and Cartesian systems.
    • Direct drive extruder: Provides improved filament control for various materials.
    • Modular design: Allows for easy customization and upgrades.

    Comparing the Voron Printers: Which One is Right for You?

    While all Voron printers are designed with quality and performance in mind, each model has unique strengths and weaknesses. Consider the following factors when deciding which Voron printer is right for you:

    1. Build volume: Determine the size and complexity of the prints you plan to create. Larger models like the V2 and Switchwire may be necessary for ambitious projects.
    2. Workspace: Consider the space you have available for your printer. Smaller models like the V0 and V1 are perfect for limited spaces, while larger models will require more room.
    3. Budget: Each Voron printer comes with a different price tag. The V0 is the most budget-friendly option, while the V2 is the most expensive due to its advanced features and large build volume.
    4. Technical expertise: Some Voron models, such as the V2 and Switchwire, require more technical knowledge and experience to assemble and maintain. If you're new to 3D printing or prefer a simpler setup, the V0 or V1 might be better.
    5. Print quality: All Voron printers offer excellent print quality, but the V2 is known for its superior precision and quad gantry leveling system, providing more consistent results across various materials.
    6. Customization: If you're interested in modifying and customizing your printer, consider the open-source nature of the Voron lineup. Each model offers different levels of customization potential, with the V2 and Switchwire being the most versatile.

    Conclusion

    The Voron series of 3D printers has something to offer for everyone, from beginners to professionals. By understanding each model's unique features and capabilities, you can make an informed decision about which Voron printer is the perfect fit for your needs. The open-source nature of Voron printers also means that you'll have access to a vibrant community of users, providing support, inspiration, and endless customization possibilities.

    Whether you're looking for a compact and budget-friendly printer like the Voron V0 or a professional-grade machine like the Voron V2 with its quad gantry leveling system, the Voron lineup has a 3D printer that can meet your demands. We hope this comprehensive comparison has provided valuable insights into Voron printers and brought you one step closer to finding the perfect 3D printer for your projects.

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    • Top Picks for FDM Printing Enthusiasts This Week on Team FDM
      At Team FDM, we always keep a keen eye on what our community is buying. It’s fascinating to see which tools and materials are becoming essentials in your toolkits. This not only helps us understand your needs better but also allows us to discover new and exciting products that we might not have considered before. I wanted to share all of this with everyone in the community to get some feedback and hopefully give you insight into what is popular with others in the community!

      Here’s a look at this week’s most popular items, ranked by the quantity ordered, to give you a glimpse of what fellow enthusiasts are using:

      Engineer Square Machinist Square Set: A must-have for ensuring precision in every project, this tool has been a top choice for its reliability in checking the right angles on frames and parts.

      iCrimp IWS-3220M Micro Connector Pin Crimping Tool:  Essential for those involved in electronics within FDM printing, this tool has been widely adopted for its versatility in handling a range of wire sizes, making custom wiring setups easier than ever.

      YIHUA 926 III 60W Digital Display Soldering Iron Station Kit:  This comprehensive kit provides all the essentials for soldering, proving indispensable for making or repairing 3D printer parts and other electronic components.

      FLASHFORGE ASA Filament 1.75mm: Known for its durability and high UV resistance, this filament is perfect for outdoor or functional prints, with the Burnt Titanium and Sparkle Sky Blue variants proving particularly popular.

      WERA 05118066001 2054 Screwdriver for Hexagon Socket Screws:  Precision is key in FDM printing, and this screwdriver is highly valued for its exactness in fastening and adjustments.

      Arducam for Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 12MP IMX708: A fantastic tool for integrating high-quality imaging with 3D printing setups, allowing for detailed monitoring and time-lapse creation of prints.

      VISEMAN 6" Mini Needle Nose Pliers: These pliers are perfect for manipulating small and delicate parts, a frequent necessity in FDM printer maintenance.

      SOMELINE® Electrical Connectors Crimping Tool Kit: With a variety of connectors included, this kit is essential for anyone needing to manage electrical connections safely and efficiently.

      Nano Polymer Adhesive (120ml): This adhesion solution is becoming increasingly essential for achieving perfect first layers in 3D prints, minimizing warping and adhesion issues.

      By tracking these purchases, we not only cater better to your needs but also occasionally stumble upon gems that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Each product here has been chosen for its proven utility and popularity within our community. Whether you're upgrading, replacing, or just starting, these tools are sure to enhance your 3D printing experience.

       
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    • Voron 0.2 Released & Livestream Recording
      Voron Design just announced the official release of the Voron 0.2 3D printer. This compact and portable machine has a 120x120x120 build volume and utilizes a CoreXY design. It features a low mass direct drive extruder and an enclosed chamber, as well as a 24v DC bed and Klipper firmware.

      One of the major highlights of the Voron 0.2 is the new Mini Stealth Burner toolhead, which supports the Revo VORON, Dragon, Dragonfly BMO, DropEffect XG, and Creality Spider Pro. The drive units have also been updated with a reduction in motor screw count and the removal of the endstop for sensorless homing.

      In terms of the frame, there have been no changes from the previous version. However, the tophat has undergone some significant updates, including an extrusion-based design with hinged panels and cam locks to secure it in place. All panels are 3mm thick and the side panels are now identical.

      The X/Y joints have also been modified, with the tops becoming 1mm smaller to accommodate the Mini Stealth Burner and the endstop block removed for sensorless homing. The bed assembly has undergone some changes as well, with the printed parts being updated and the bed position moved 3mm to the rear.

      Finally, the feet/skirts have been updated with the inclusion of the Trident skirt community mod, and the front idlers now have cam locks added.

      If you are upgrading from the V0.1 version, be sure to check out the configurator on the Voron Design website for a list of necessary parts.

      We hope you enjoy the new and improved Voron 0.2 3D printer!
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    • Voron Build Tools Mega-List - 2024 Edition
      Researching, purchasing the printer parts of the build list and waiting for parts is only half of the battle. While many Voron builders have many of these tools on hand, and we hop most have familiarity with soldering, there are some tools that make the job MUCH easier, safer, and provide professional quality results. 

      This is the Mega List for all the recommended or required tools for your Voron build.

      First and foremost, crimper are really important for your Voron build. With the amount of wiring required, you will thank yourself to invest in high quality crimping tools. Frequently users ask if tinning and soldering joints is an alternate option. While it may work short term, this is a much greater risk of the joint failing. Typically this is due to the stress of movement, or weakening from the heat created inside the enclosure and around the hot-end during printing.
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    • Voron Kit Recommended "Suppliers"
      This post will be continually updated with the latest and great known information regarding available Voron "Kits". As, clearly defined in any communications, The Official Voron Design does not recommend or prefer any of these vendors. The list here is only identified as those vendors who have been identified as successful builds and full kits that are available.

      Purchase kits at your own risk, knowing that parts can change, often times for the worse, and as is true with my Chinese parts, Meanwell PSU labelled as such, does not mean it's a legitimate Meanwell PSU, same thing with other popular components (like Gates belts) and fasteners.

      While these are not in any specific quality order, they are in order of popularity and availability.
      Note: for best results order from AliExpress from user who have the MOST sales - likely they are the best sourced Kits with the fewest flaws.

      Additionally, and perhaps most importantly for this thread - Yes, sourcing your own parts will increase your build quality, and verify proper function and fitment. This thread is NOT a discussion on pro's and cons of sourcing parts vs buying kits 😃. Let' try our best to stay on topic!

      Voron 0

      Formbot - AliExpress




      Voron 1.8

      MagicStudio - Direct Website




      Voron 2.4

      Formbot - AliExpress <- Most Common 2.4 AliExpress Kit


      Fystec - AliExpress (Pre-Order)


      DigiMach - https://store.digmach.com/collections/voron-kits 




      Voron SwitchWire

      Formbot - AliExpress




      Voron Legacy

      Funssor - AliExpress




       

      If you have any direct experience or would like to suggest another kit for this list please respond in the thread and the thread will be updated!

       
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