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Direct VS Bowden

To print soft and elastic matherials (i.e. rubber) bowden does not fit.
Do you have plans to equip Creatr (any model, not HS only) with direct extruder(s)?

Could you please recommend direct extruders for domestic reconstruction?

Without any obligations from your side, just private opinion?

I have seen many Leapfrog customers who use the Creatr Dual using this upgrade on their printers to use filaments which are more flexible. From my side I would also recommend a full metal nozzle block without the PTFE tube.

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Filament Guide

  • Extrude at ~ 225o C.
  • Requires heated bed.
  • Works reasonably well without cooling.
  • Adheres best to polyimide tape.
  • Filament tolerances are usually tighter.
  • Prone to cracking, delamination, and wraping.
  • More flexible.
  • Can be bonded using adhesives or solvents(Acetone or MEK).
  • Fumes are unpleasent in enclosed areas.
  • Oil Based.
  • Extrude at ~ 180-225o C.
  • Benefits from heated bed.
  • Benefits greatly from cooling while printing.
  • Adheres well to a variety of surfaces.
  • Finer feature detail possible on a well calibrated machine.
  • Prone to curling of corners and overhangs.
  • More brittle.
  • Can be bonded using adhesives.
  • More pleasant smell when extruded.
  • Plant Based.

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