We are pleased to add Capricorn Brand Bowden tube to our recommended CR-10 printer upgrades.
In a nutshell, this tubing is able to withstand higher temperatures, longer. It's slicker, and stiffer than standard Teflon/PTFE tubing. It holds tighter tolerances, and has very good consistency on the inner and outer diameters. A tighter inner diameter means you can lower your current retraction distance. It's much more durable, and stiffer than common white teflon tubing. This tubing can help your hotend perform better and more consistently at higher temperatures. Most CR-10's have a passthrough hotend, which means the Bowden tube passes through the length of hotend, right to the brass nozzle. Using this high temperature tubing can eliminate the need for all metal thermal tubing. This is an excellent upgrade for stock CR-10's, S4, S5, as well as other printers. Free Capricorn sticker is included with each length of tube.
We also offer a handy little Capricorn tubing cutter, which saves quite a lot of time, and hassle by making square cuts in in all Bowden tubing, in ONE step!
Capricorn describes their XS tubing as:
Our XS Series of Professional Grade Bowden Tubing is made from the highest quality PTFE. A secret blend of high lubricity additives turns it a deep blue color.
XS (eXtra Slippery) formula of high lubricity additives combined with smaller inner diameter, 1.9mm ± 0.05mm, in order to print flexible filaments on a RostockMAX. Beta testers quickly discovered that it allowed them to lower retraction as well, which has proven to be an even bigger selling point. High Lubricity Additives
make our XS Series tubing the lowest friction Bowden tubing on the market. Less friction means more responsiveness, less retraction, more accurate prints, less slippage, wear, and tear on the extruder, and less clogging when printing chunky filaments such as some woodfills or ironfills. Lower retraction
means time saved every time the extruder retracts. Over the course of a print, a few milliseconds here and a few there add up to a lot of time saved. 1.9mm ± 0.05mm Inner Diameter
Reduces the "wiggle room," or buckling, inside the tube, allowing you to print filaments even on the longest Bowden systems. Most of our printer farm printers are S4 and S5 CR-10 printers. High Temperature Resistance
due to using only the highest quality PTFE. Our XS tubing will operate at even higher temperatures than our TL. See Capricorn SAFETY
page for more details about high temperature printing. The melt temperature for XS tubing is 360 C.