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Bowden Worm Hole

Just finished a lot of Print testing with my Anycubic Vyper Bowden tube FDM printer. As I suspected much of the pros and cons about bowden tube systems and retraction issues is pure misinformation or speculation.

Some of the “gospel” may have been true years ago when systems were built up from available tube ID materials. But I have proved to my own satisfaction most of todays machine are built for purpose with correct hardware.

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Quantum Speed

Some where along the timeline of growth, all 3D printing became a speed race where fast print time became more a goal than print quality. “Faster is better!” became the battle cry.

Additive manufacturing is an inherently slow process. the thinner the layers and narrower the lines (no lines in MSLA) the more time is required to put them in place.

Fine print quality requires thin layers and lines.

The search for speed is a good thing, moving from early designs where the hardware was quite slow. But once fast hardware became available, new limits were discovered.