V6 Lite & Bowden + Capricorn

Discussion in 'E3D-v6 and Lite6' started by Bo Herrmannsen, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Bo Herrmannsen

    Bo Herrmannsen Active Member

    Dec 17, 2016
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    So i had a chance to change out the tube on my Lite

    while at it i ordered capicorn and some new nozzles

    since the capricorn is so good a fit i wonder if i need lower retract?

    as i remember the reason we have retract in the first place is that with normal bowden tube the filament is under tension due to that we need to feed more filament to account for the greater tolerance

    since the capricorn has less tolerance the logic must be that less retract is needed
  2. Antoine

    Antoine Well-Known Member
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    Apr 3, 2017
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    Retraction reduces the back pressure exerted at the nozzle by the extruder and is required to prevent ooze. Theoretically, with a higher tolerance tube, you should be able to reduce your retractions. While we observe an increase in the print quality with some materials (flexibles being the prime example), we have not observed a different behaviour with regards to retractions.

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