PTFE tubing is an important part of any 3D Printer, whether it's serving as a filament guide tube on a direct drive system or as the filament path itself on bowden setups. Low friction and tight tolerances are very important to consistent and reliable performance, providing great prints and easy filament loading. Capricorn tubing is specially manufactured expressly for use in 3D printing.
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Most PTFE tubing used in 3D printing is simply 'good enough' and is chosen based on the closest size available for the given filament diameter, but in the end, it's just a tube that carries your filament. Capricorn is the first company who is manufacturing PTFE tubing specifically for use in 3D printing. Whether you have 1.75mm or 3mm (2.85mm) filament the Capricorn XS tubing offers more consistent performance for your printer.
In addition to the tight tolerance of XS tubing, this PTFE also has special high-lubricity additives that makes filament slide through easier than any other tubing. Printing with rough filaments like wood or metal fills is no big deal for this slippery tubing. This lubricity combined with the tighter tolerance also allows for lower retraction settings since issues of hysteresis are effectively eliminated.
Capricorn tubing as seen featured in the E3D Gold hotend kit
We understand that not everyone needs the exact same length of Capricorn Tubing and so we cut this tubing to length per order! Every 1 unit ordered is a meter of tubing, so two units will result in a single 2 meter section. If you need a specific length simply round up and we'll deliver a single length - up to 5 meters. If you require a longer section contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for custom cut pricing and availability.