Herema Chiron Set Up

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  1. AIrConda

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    I have been looking online on what I need to do to install the E3D Herema Bowden set up on to my Anycubic Chiron but haven't found anything clear on how to do it. It is possible I am just not looking in the right places. I also looked on this forum but I don't see anything in here so far so if this is a double post, I apologize.

    I see people showing how they set up as a direct drive extruder which is not what I am trying to do unless it is absolutely necessary or highly recommended. I see that I may have to do something with the firmware too but when I clicked the E3D link under the Hemera it showed multiple options under the Firmware.

    Just looking for a little guidance on the best way to mount it to the frame of the Chiron and what firmware, if any, will I need to download to make sure it is able to work on the Chiron properly.

    I would like to thank everyone for their help in advance. If you need any additional information, please let me know. Thank you.
     
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  3. AIrConda

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    I have been googling the crap out of this lol. I saw this video too. I was hopping to avoid the direct drive option but it seem more of what people are going for with a Hemera set up on their Chirons from what I have been able to see. I appreciate the video.
     
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  4. colin bradbury

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    I have hemera on my Chiron . It is in direct drive though . To have it Bowden it should be a simple as using t nuts to mount it to the frame and just re routing your tube . The Tricky bit is mounting the filament sensor but with a bit of working out it will be easy enough.

    I did not touch the firmware . But I did have to swap two wires on the extruder stepper wiring to reverse the direction that the motor turned . You will also need to adjust the voltage of the stepper driver to 1.2v with a ceramic screw driver and voltmeter
    You will also need to do a extruder motor calibration (Google e-steps calibration). I used matter control to link to the Chiron but any terminal should work . You will need to extrude a certain amount of filiment and do some measurements then put a new number in and save to your EPROM . Then you need to pid tune the heater ( this is probably not as essential if you Bowden it , as you will use old hotend with heater and thermostat )

    I chose direct drive and then further added a volcano heatblock and .6mm nozzle X and I must say I am extreamly impressed with the surface finish of the prints . I print everything at either .2 or .3 (normal or low quality) and it is as good as my Ender 5 pro with a .4 matrix direct drive. If you do direct drive it you do need to adjust your retraction settings also to around 1mm
     

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