Which CoreXY? Voron vs. V-King vs. D-Bot vs. HyperCube Evo

Recently, I have been researching several CoreXY DIY designs for an upcoming 3D printer build. The primary advantages of CoreXY printers over Prusa-style Cartesian configurations are:

  1. The cubic enclosure provides additional rigidity
  2. The bed is stationary along both the X and Y axes (and sometimes Z). This allows the bed to be made thicker, heavier and more stable, and the print itself does not get flung at high speeds along the Y axis.

Keep in mind that there is nothing inherently wrong with Prusa kinematics, and they have been fine-tuned over the years to produce excellent results. But aside from the advantages listed above, a CoreXY might appeal to you just to build something fun and different, and learn new things along the way.

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32 bit 3d print controller

Why Your Next 3D Printer Should Use a 32 Bit Controller

Many DIY and 3D printer designs offer a variety of controller options, and while sourcing the parts for an upcoming CoreXY build myself, I have been weighing the pros and cons of an 8-bit vs. a 32 bit ARM controller.

While the RAMPS/Arduino combo and the MKS GEN 1.4 boards may be seen as “tried and true”, there are a lot of disadvantages and I would strongly encourage anyone undertaking a new build to look at 32 bit controllers instead. Admittedly, the price (often over $100) is a hard pill to swallow, especially in cheaper builds.

If you’re still on the fence, Ryan Carlyle’s answer is the most convincing argument for a 32-bit ARM controller that I’ve heard yet:

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